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Spectre of coronavirus quarantine haunts Hungarian democracy

Budapest, Hungary | AFP |  A “dictatorship” at the heart of the EU? A draft law to grant anti-coronavirus emergency measures set for adoption by Budapest has alarmed observers who fear it will hand Prime Minister Viktor Orban unlimited power. “Hungary is a special case, nowhere else have you the kind …

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Uganda – EU trade ties

  The EAC member state has presented opportunities to European investors Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Trade between Uganda and European Union has over the years been critical in terms of creating jobs and strengthening the economies for the two parties. This opportunity is expected to be sustained evidenced …

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European Union gives UGX 41bn to fight desert locusts in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Commission has extended 10 million euros ( 41billion Shillings) to East Africa to help in the control of the desert locusts outbreaks in the region.  The EU said in a statement that the outbreak could have devastating consequences on food security in the region …

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Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

✳ Foreign worker to earn 70 points to be eligible ✳ A maximum 20 points are awarded for prospective migrants who will earn at least £25,600 ($33,325 or 30,820 euros) ✳ Twenty points also go to people with an “appropriate skill level” ✳ 20 points for those who speak English …

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CHINA: The only thing to fear is fear itself, not the virus

Travel restrictions on China fuelling ‘panic:’ ambassador Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  Travel restrictions imposed on China over its virus outbreak COVID-19 are only fuelling “panic” and threatening attempts to resume business, the country’s ambassador to the EU warned on Tuesday. Envoy Zhang Ming also told a media conference in …

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Under-pressure Greece toughens migration stance

Athens, Greece | AFP |  Facing overwhelming migration pressure on the Aegean with island camps on the brink of asphyxiation, the conservative Greek government has hardened its asylum policy with increased repatriations, new detention centres and plans for a sea barrier. “The decongestion of our islands is our number one priority,” …

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Barnier and Johnson clash over post-Brexit ties

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The EU and Britain open hostilities in Brexit’s next bruising chapter on Monday, laying down red lines for a post-divorce future following the UK’s dramatic exit from the bloc. Europe’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier will formally announce his ideas for new ties in Brussels, with trade …

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Morocco’s long-burdened ‘mule women’ face new struggle

Fnideq, Morocco | AFP |  After years of back-breaking toil, Fatima el Hanani now fears being reduced to begging in the street because of Morocco’s closure of its border with a Spanish enclave to thousands of “mule women”. The impact has been felt on both sides of the frontier, with the …

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Boris Johnson, Brexit champion who delivered

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | Even for a maverick politician like Boris Johnson, backing Brexit four years ago was a huge gamble. But it has paid off spectacularly with Britain’s exit Friday from the European Union. The Conservative leader remains a divisive figure, hailed by many for his …

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