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Camden

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We haven't seen any immigrants returned to Turkey because they suspended all returns from Greece in March 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions and it has not restarted .

Greece and the European Commission has made repeated requests asking Turkey when the returns will be reinstated ...


You know as well as I do, there’s a lot more to it than that.
They certainly wasn’t taking them all back prior to that date.

And where in my post said they were ? .. but stating the March statement by the Turks, were as you have now learned they did cite Covid as an excuse, not to restart the re-admissions agreement.
 
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And where in my post said they were ? .. but stating the March statement by the Turks, were as you have now learned they did cite Covid as an excuse, not to restart the re-admissions agreement.

We all know how it works with Turkey and the EU.
 
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Could this be because that article was written in 2019 when Corona was still just a cheap beer?

It’s exactly that, refugees were being weaponised before Covid came on the scene.
The “not taking them back” means what? It means the build up in Greece of refugees & migrants will continue, Turkey might be using that valid reason but Greece is not in a position to take the same stance.
 

Camden

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If this article is correct, who’s left for the EU to blame?


That is the opinion of AstraZeneca and statement not the Judges ..... there is two parties and opinions in the case plus the judges judgement .... nor was their a ruling in the case in which The Commission was seeking financial penalties for the delays to vaccine supply which is still ongoing ...

AstraZeneca claimed

Astra's statement The European Union had lost a legal case against the pharmaceutical firm over the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, with a court in Brussels rejecting an EU request for more deliveries by the end of June.

AstraZeneca said other measures sought by the Commission had been dismissed, and the court had found that the EU had no exclusivity or right of priority over other parties the drugmaker had contracts with.


The Commission claimed

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Friday's ruling supported the EU's view that AstraZeneca -- against which the bloc has recently launched a second lawsuit -- had failed to meet its commitments.

This decision confirms the position of the Commission: AstraZeneca did not live up to the commitments it made in the contract," Commission President von der Leyen said on Friday.


The Court Judge said in a statement that AstraZeneca must deliver 15 million doses by July 26, another 20 million by Aug. 23 and another 15 million by Sept. 27, for a total of 50 million doses.

Should the company miss these deadlines it would face a penalty of "10 euros ($11.8) per dose not delivered", the EU Commission said.

"This decision confirms the position of the Commission: AstraZeneca did not live up to the commitments it made in the contract," Commission President von der Leyen said on Friday.
 
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Tenpin

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EU prepares to cut amount of British TV and film shown post-Brexit​



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Exclusive: number of UK productions seen as ‘disproportionate’ and threat to Europe’s cultural diversity.

The EU is preparing to act against the “disproportionate” amount of British television and film content shown in Europe in the wake of Brexit, in a blow to the UK entertainment industry and the country’s “soft power” abroad.
The UK is Europe’s biggest producer of film and TV programming, buoyed up by £1.4bn from the sale of international rights, but its dominance has been described as a threat to Europe’s “cultural diversity” in an internal EU document seen by the Guardian.
 
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EU prepares to cut amount of British TV and film shown post-Brexit​



Extract:
Exclusive: number of UK productions seen as ‘disproportionate’ and threat to Europe’s cultural diversity.

The EU is preparing to act against the “disproportionate” amount of British television and film content shown in Europe in the wake of Brexit, in a blow to the UK entertainment industry and the country’s “soft power” abroad.
The UK is Europe’s biggest producer of film and TV programming, buoyed up by £1.4bn from the sale of international rights, but its dominance has been described as a threat to Europe’s “cultural diversity” in an internal EU document seen by the Guardian.

Well I just don’t know what to say other than access to TV content is available through many outlets this day and age.

Talk of Tusk going back into domestic politics in Poland. I seem to remember one Martin Schulz trying to get back into Germany’s domestic political arena......went down in flames. I expect the same outcome for Tusk.

 

Tenpin

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‘Grotesque’: EU countries condemn Hungary over anti-LGBTQ law​



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Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Ireland were among European Union countries condemning their peer Hungary on Tuesday for a new anti-LGBTQ law as the bloc zeroed in again on democratic failings in Budapest and its nationalist ally Warsaw.

The new law banning the "display and promotion of homosexuality" among under-18s clearly violates European Union values, Germany's European affairs minister said ahead of talks with his 27 EU counterparts about deep concerns that Hungary and Poland violate the rule of law by trampling the freedoms of courts, academics and media, as well as restricting the rights of women, migrants and minorities.
 

Camden

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Another authoritarian after Orban that isn't hot on the LGBTQ community

Police use force to disperse attendees of Pride Week picnic in İstanbul’s Maçka Park​

The Boğaziçi University LGBTI+ community said on Twitter that several of its members had been beaten and one person suffered a broken arm.
The İstanbul Şişli Governor’s Office had banned the picnic, saying it would cause “public disorder.”

 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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Did someone mention the 'higher' EU food standards?

EU to lift its ban on feeding animal remains to domestic livestock​

Allowing processed animal protein feed for pigs and poultry, barred since BSE crisis, will address non-EU competition, says Commission.


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A ban on farm feed made of animal remains introduced during the BSE crisis is to be lifted in the EU to allow cheap pig protein to be fed to chickens over fears that European farmers are being undercut by lower standards elsewhere.
 
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Did someone mention the 'higher' EU food standards?

EU to lift its ban on feeding animal remains to domestic livestock​

Allowing processed animal protein feed for pigs and poultry, barred since BSE crisis, will address non-EU competition, says Commission.


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A ban on farm feed made of animal remains introduced during the BSE crisis is to be lifted in the EU to allow cheap pig protein to be fed to chickens over fears that European farmers are being undercut by lower standards elsewhere.

Is that the “race to the bottom” that we keep hearing about?
 

Saoirse

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If you want an eye opener re EU and how migrants are now being treated give C4 Unreported World a go tonight
 

Tenpin

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EU leaders rebuff German-French push for Putin summit​



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EU leaders said on June 25 the bloc had rejected a push by Germany and France to relaunch meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin after fierce resistance from member states worried about Moscow’s aggressions.

Berlin and Paris blindsided EU counterparts by putting forward a last-minute proposal for the bloc to resume meetings with Putin in the wake of U.S. President Joe Biden’s sit-down with him in Geneva last week.

But there was opposition from numerous EU member states -especially in eastern Europe -which remain deeply wary of rewarding the Kremlin with talks before it changes course
 
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EU leaders rebuff German-French push for Putin summit​



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EU leaders said on June 25 the bloc had rejected a push by Germany and France to relaunch meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin after fierce resistance from member states worried about Moscow’s aggressions.

Berlin and Paris blindsided EU counterparts by putting forward a last-minute proposal for the bloc to resume meetings with Putin in the wake of U.S. President Joe Biden’s sit-down with him in Geneva last week.

But there was opposition from numerous EU member states -especially in eastern Europe -which remain deeply wary of rewarding the Kremlin with talks before it changes course
It doesnt stop Merkel or Macron meeting him though. Seems they wanted the Commission to do it so those pair didn't get the flak.
This is about trade, French and German trade, same applies to them wanting talks with China.
 

Camden

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It looks as if the EU in Merkal ... is going to save Boris out of the frying pan... of his withdrawal agreement, that he negotiated agreed and signed and called an 'oven-ready deal' ...but obviously didn't understand as near unworkable

Germany sees way out of EU-Britain border spat


The German government on Friday hinted at possible tweaks to an agreement between the European Union and Britain on how to set border controls with Northern Ireland The move could help resolve a long-running dispute between Brussels and London.

Angela Merkel s spokeswoman said the chancellor plans to travel to Britain next week for talks with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Demmer said that Merkel had spoken out in favor of “considering where one can improve matters if it better serves the citizens in Northern Ireland.”

 

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