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    • Switzerland in post-Brexit flight preparations

      Switzerland in post-Brexit flight preparations

      Switzerland has adopted an EU legal framework on aviation designed to ensure the continuation of a smooth traffic between Bern and London after Brexit. The new rules, agreed by the Swiss-EU Joint Committee on Air Transport will now come into force on 1 September, according to a statement from the Federal Office of Civil Aviation released on Thursday.

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    • Libra faces EU antitrust scrutiny

      Libra faces EU antitrust scrutiny

      Facebook's less than two-months-old Libra cryptocurrency project is being probed again, this time by European Union antitrust regulators. According to documents, seen by Bloomberg, the European Commission have begun conducting a preliminary investigation on "the potential anti-competitive behavior," related to the Libra Association.

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    • EU warns Turkey over suspended Kurdish mayors

      EU warns Turkey over suspended Kurdish mayors

      In a statement released on Tuesday, the European Union expressed its concerns about the Turkish government’s decision to replace the newly elected mayors of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van, three key provinces in the country’s predominantly Kurdish southeast. Hundreds of people have also been detained as part of a major terrorism-related investigation.

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    • Greece's financial stability restored with EU support

      Greece's financial stability restored with EU support

      Today, 20 August, marks one year since Greece successfully concluded its European Stability Mechanism (ESM) stability support programme. The 3-year programme took a coordinated approach to tackling long-standing and deep-rooted structural issues that contributed to Greece experiencing an economic crisis and losing access to financial markets.

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    • Johnson, Merkel meet for first Brexit talks

      Johnson, Merkel meet for first Brexit talks

      British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Berlin on Wednesday to kick off a marathon of tense talks with key European and international leaders as the threat of a chaotic no-deal Brexit looms. On his first foreign visit since taking office, Johnson will seek to convince German Chancellor Angela Merkel to renegotiate elements of the UK's impending divorce from the European Union - something the EU leaders have already ruled out.

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    • West urges Kosovo, Serbia to restart talks

      West urges Kosovo, Serbia to restart talks

      Western powers this week urged foes Serbia and Kosovo to stop creating obstacles and reboot their stalled dialogue “with urgency”. In a statement, the five so-called ‘Quint’ countries - US, Britain, France, Germany and Italy - warned that otherwise "Kosovo’s and Serbia’s path towards the European Union (EU)" would be prevented.

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    • EU pushes for better wildlife conservation

      EU pushes for better wildlife conservation

      The EU will join other parties at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the UN Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), starting in Geneva, Switzerland, this weekend to take additional measures to protect the world's most threatened species against over-exploitation through international trade.

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    • British diplomats to pull out from EU meetings

      British diplomats to pull out from EU meetings

      British diplomats are planning on pulling out from the EU’s institutional structures of power in Brussels within days under plans being drawn up by Downing Street, The Guardian reports citing unnamed sources. The move under discussion is said by UK officials to be in line with Boris Johnson’s first statement in the House of Commons, in which he said he would “unshackle” British diplomacy from EU affairs.

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