• Climate activists disrupt British cities

      Climate activists disrupt British cities

      Environmental activists from the Extinction Rebellion group took the streets of five British cities on Monday in a new wave of action, aimed at forcing the government to act to help avert climate change. As part of the so-called "Summer uprising" in all the targeted cities, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds and London, a large boat with the words “ACT NOW!” is to be unveiled. The protests will continue until 19 July, event pages on social media state.

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    • Protesters tarnished France’s National day

      Protesters tarnished France’s National day

      French police fired tear gas at protesters during a tense standoff in central Paris on Sunday in the aftermath of the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees, news wires reported. Officers attempted to disperse dozens of protesters, who chanted anti-government slogans, knocked down security barriers erected for the parade and set fire to refuse bins.

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    • Italy to propose new EU approach on migration

      Italy to propose new EU approach on migration

      Italy's Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi will propose a new European Union approach on migration during the meeting with his EU counterparts on Monday, news wires reported. "We cannot continue to proceed on a case-by-case basis, looking each time for emergency solutions. We need a structured, stable mechanism," Milanesi told Sunday's Corriere della Sera newspaper.

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    • EU to boost cybersecurity in the Western Balkans

      EU to boost cybersecurity in the Western Balkans

      An EU multinational cybersecurity programme for the Western Balkans with a budget of €8m will be presented at the end of July. This was announced by Bulgarian EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, in charge of Digital Economy and Society, at the opening of the First Information and Communications Technology Dialogue with the Western Balkans in Brussels.

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    • Banks should be tested on more severe shocks

      Banks should be tested on more severe shocks

      The European Banking Authority (EBA) is the Union's body mandated with tasks such as building a single regulatory and supervisory framework for the entire EU banking sector, but also assessing risks and vulnerabilities in this field. Set up in 2011, every second year the authority is carrying out regular risk assessment reports and pan-European stress tests to evaluate banks' resilience to shocks such as a severe recession, stock-market crash or a loss of confidence.

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