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EU accuses China of waging pandemic disinformation campaign

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:57:00 PM

Brussels: The European Union on Wednesday accused China of a concerted effort to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, lumping it with the Kremlin as a global scofflaw seeking to sow divisions in European societies. It was the European Union's highest-level and most forceful....
The Latest: Puerto Rico's virus peak put at 2 months ago

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:57:00 PM

But critics complain the island has done too little testing and most of what has been done used the wrong sort of tests. Roberta Lugo, a Puerto Rico-based epidemiologist and consultant, told The Associated Press that the official statistics are based on a very limited number of reliable molecular tests that look for current infections.
The Latest: Puerto Rico's virus peak put at 2 months ago

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:46:00 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- As Puerto Rico considers lifting pandemic quarantine restrictions, health officials say the U.S. territory passed its peak of coronavirus cases and related deaths more than two months ago. However, independent experts said those numbers are in doubt.
SPACE: ESA proposes to participate in European Low-Earth Orbit satellite constellation project

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

10/06/2020 (Agence Europe) At the beginning of June, the European Space Agency (ESA) sent a letter, obtained by EUROPE, to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS), in which the Agency proposes to participate in the Union’s effort to develop Low-Earth....
FINANCE: ACCA calls for a “bold” review of Non-Financial Reporting Directive

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

10/06/2020 (Agence Europe) On Tuesday 9 June, in a press release issued after it had sent its contribution to the public consultation (see EUROPE B12430A22) , the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) called on the European Commission to take a “ bold approach ” to the review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive.
MIGRATION: Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria want an urgency and solidarity clause in asylum and migration pact

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

10/06/2020 (Agence Europe) Greece, together with Bulgaria and Cyprus, has also written to the European Commission about the future Pact on Asylum and Migration, as reported in the Greek media. In a letter dated 4 June, the Greek Minister Delegate for Migration and Asylum, Geórgios Koumoutsákos,....
MONEY LAUNDERING: quandary over future European supervisor, stakeholders give their opinions

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

A European anti-money laundering supervisor, yes -- but which one? This is the question that several stakeholders tried to answer on Wednesday 10 June during an online event organised by Accountancy Europe , in cooperation with the European Contact Group and Transparency International.
TRADE: dual-use goods, NGOs concerned that Commission is climbing down too far on its 2016 proposal

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

In a letter dated 8 June to EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan, NGOs call on the European Commission to strengthen its position in the ongoing inter-institutional negotiations on dual-use goods (see EUROPE B12429A24, B11634A15) These products, whose civil applications can be repurposed and can then be....
DEFENCE: 45 MEPs call for adequate funding for military mobility after 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

45 MEPs from the ECR, EPP, Renew Europe , S&D and Identity and Democracy groups in the European Parliament, from 15 Member States, called on Tuesday 9 June for “ adequate funding for military mobility in the next Multiannual Financial Framework ” (MFF).
CHILE: trade negotiations are making progress, but there is still work to do, says European Commission

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

10/06/2020 (Agence Europe) In a report published on Tuesday 9 June (see EUROPE B12307A9) , the European Commission says that “ satisfactory progress ” has been made in the seventh round of EU-Chile negotiations to modernise the trade part of the association agreement between them.
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