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Has the EU or EC done anything to stop laborers from North Korea from being exploited in Poland?

"I could feel the tremendous fear he was going through. The fear that something horrible would happen to his family because he did not return to North Korea," says Kati Piri, a Dutch Social ...
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Why did France oppose Fiona Scott Morton's nomination so strongly?

Fiona Scott Morton was recently appointed as chief economist in the Commission's Directorate-General (DG) for Competition by European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager. This started a ...
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Why is the European Commission promoting meat consumption?

According to this article, the European commission spent 252 million over four years to promote meat and dairy products. The majority of research shows that there are a lot of benefits to less meat ...
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What is the difference between The Council of Europe and the European Union?

There seem to be two separate bodies which are trying to foment more collaboration and cooperation between Europe The Council of Europe European Union There are a couple of links which try to ...
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Can Hungary stop the EC from cutting Poland's subsidies?

European Commission has recently issued that it will subtract the fines for Poland from its subsidies. Is this the kind of decision that needs an approval of all the other member states prime ...
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What kind of energy sources is the EU planning to label as green?

The EU Commission is going to vote on the green energy plan. Allegedly this plan contains a controversial green labelling for gas and nuclear. But this article by Deutsche Welle left me somewhat ...
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Why does the EU commission want to classify methane as green?

The EU commission has been discussing for several months a proposal to classify Methane as a green energy source, so something that is a little bit less dirty than the worst options available would ...
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Did the European Commission officially mention that pensions should obey some sort of contribution-related principle?

Context I have watched an interview with a financial expert arguing about the big impact of so-called "special pensions" in Romania (1-2% of GDP). This is confirmed by some politicians that ...
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What are the main criteria used by the European Commission to compute the COVID-19 vaccines to be received by the member state?

I have recently seen an interview with a Romanian State Secretary at Health Ministry about the COVID-19 vaccination. The interview touched on the sensitive point of insufficient vaccine doses and the ...
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Does an election necessarily involve selection?

An election is a kind of vote. A referendum is a vote, but is not an election. Therefore we infer not all votes are elections. What are the essential characteristics of an election then? Does an ...
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Did the European Commission start an infringement procedure related to the quality of one or multiple EU members health systems?

Note: I will use Romania as an example in my post, but the question is general (EU level). Environment-related infringement procedures are something rather usual in the EU. Just to pick an example, ...
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Where does Starbucks Europe pay taxes?

I've heard that when Starbucks was doing tax evasion (by exporting all their benefits in the Netherlands and then claiming that they don't have any benefits in the UK and France for example). I've ...
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Implications of Brexit Political Declaration

There is some debate as to whether or not the UK has a mandatory obligation to apply EU rules in Domestic activites beyond 2020, irrespective of what Brexit (Trade) Deal is negotiated. The Political ...
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Why has Macron/France insisted that the UK must nominate a commissioner?

According to some Elysee officials quoted by the Guardian All weekend, France took the initiative with Germany, Ireland, Donald Tusk’s team and a few other countries, to fix the terms of the ...
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Are there any concrete measures taken by the European Commission to regulate the "golden passports"?

I have recently seen an older interview (end of 2017) with Ana Gomez arguing about the issues of the so called "golden citizenship" / "golden passports", the practice of giving visas and citizenship ...
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Can the European Commission president reject a candidate because of his/her gender not matching the global division between genders?

Just caught a glimpse of a bunch of reporters asking an ex Romanian Minister (Dan Nica) a few questions related to nomination as EU Commissioners. Besides a few questions related to an old corruption ...
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What will happen to British seats in EU parliament/ EU council if Brexit gets cancelled?

With all this Brexit craziness going on, a no-Brexit scenario (withdrawal of article 50) sometimes pops up as a possibility. In may we had European elections to elect the European Parliament. The ...
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Why is Manfred Weber being opposed to as the next head of the European Commission?

Per this article: Frans Timmermans, a self-confessed anglophile who is fluent in seven languages, appears to be in pole position to head the commission from 1 November as leaders meet on Sunday ...
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