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    • Johnson, EU agree new Brexit deal

      Johnson, EU agree new Brexit deal

      Boris Johnson announced today that a “great new” Brexit deal had been agreed between UK and EU "which takes back control”. Shortly after European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker also confirmed the two sides had finally reached a “fair and balanced” agreement only hours before the EU leaders’ summit begins in Brussels.

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    • EU fails to agree on talks with Albania, NMacedonia

      EU fails to agree on talks with Albania, NMacedonia

      European Union ministers failed on Tuesday to reach a consensus on whether to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, due to France, which took an opposing stance, dismissing German-led warnings that political stability in the Balkans could be at stake. The move pushes the whole controversy onto the already-crowded agenda of an 17-18 October EU summit in Brussels, where Brexit and Syria will also be discussed.

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    • WTO formally backs US tariffs on EU goods

      WTO formally backs US tariffs on EU goods

      The World Trade Organisation (WTO) formally ruled on Monday that the United States is free to take countermeasures against the European Union and Airbus-producing countries Britain, France, Germany, and Spain. This way the President Donald Trump administration no longer faces any legal obstacles for its set of previously scheduled sanctions on billions of dollars of European products that could now take effect on Friday.

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    • Europe rings 5G security alarm

      Europe rings 5G security alarm

      European Union Member States have published a joint risk assessment report into 5G technology which highlights “an increased exposure to risks related to the reliance of mobile network operators on suppliers” that will require the establishment of a new EU policy and security framework.

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    • EU removes UAE, Switzerland from tax haven lists

      EU removes UAE, Switzerland from tax haven lists

      The EU's 28 finance ministers agreed to remove the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and Mauritius from the bloc’s lists of countries deemed to be acting as tax havens, a move that activists called a “whitewash”. The blacklist and the gray list of tax havens were set in December 2017 - following several widespread scandals including Panama Papers and LuxLeaks - in the hopes of "naming and shaming" countries into better combating tax evasion by multinationals and wealthy individuals. 

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    • EC assesses blockchain technologies' use

      EC assesses blockchain technologies' use

      Today, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre, published a new flagship report exploring the challenges and impacts of distributed ledger technologies. The report "Blockchain now and tomorrow" offers an in-depth and practical understanding of blockchain and how the technology can be used in finance, industry, trade and the public sector in the future.

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    • EU urged to share refugees as boat tragedies mount

      EU urged to share refugees as boat tragedies mount

      A nucleus of four EU countries was trying Tuesday to coax more reluctant member states to take a share of rescued asylum-seekers, a day after another Mediterranean migrant boat tragedy. Germany, France, Italy and Malta were seeking support from colleagues in an EU interior ministers' meeting in Luxembourg for an agreement they worked out 23 September in Malta meant to serve as a six-month, stop-gap plan pending a long-delayed reform of the EU's asylum policy.

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    • Deyan Mihaylov: Аdvances in quantum technologies are arriving at an exponential rate

      Deyan Mihaylov: Аdvances in quantum technologies are arriving at an exponential rate

      I believe that eventually, quantum supremacy will be achieved by a private research lab outside of Europe. That is not to say that research in Europe will always be lagging behind, but European universities and research centres need to concentrate on ambitious and risky goals, and then invest wisely in achieving them, says Dr. Deyan Mihaylov, postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, in an interview to Europost.

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    • EU-US launch negotiations over access to electronic evidence

      EU-US launch negotiations over access to electronic evidence

      European Commission and US Department of Justice officials met to begin formal negotiations on an EU-US agreement to facilitate access to electronic evidence in criminal investigations. After a productive first discussion this week, an agreement was made on holding regular negotiating rounds with the view to concluding an agreement as quickly as possible. Progress will be reviewed at the next EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial in December.

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