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Trump attacks EU for Google antitrust fine

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President Donald Trump on Thursday pointed to the European Union’s $5 billion antitrust fine against Google as proof that EU leaders “have taken advantage” of the United States.

“I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google,” Trump tweeted. “They truly have taken advantage of the U.S., but not for long!”

Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/19/trump-google-eu-antitrust-fine-732357

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Trump admonished for overlooking EU allies ahead of Nato summit

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‘Know who is your strategic friend’, says Donald Tusk in barbed remark about Russia

The US president, Donald Trump, has faced sharp criticism from one of the EU’s most senior leaders for overlooking European allies ahead of a two-day Nato summit set to take place amid rising global tension.

Related: Worried Nato partners wonder if Atlantic alliance can survive Trump

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/10/trump-admonished-for-overlooking-eu-allies-ahead-of-nato-summit

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Poland’s supreme court constitutional crisis approaches a standoff

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The government’s attempt to lower the mandatory retirement age of judges is due to come into effect this week

The president of Poland’s supreme court fears she may be prevented from entering her place of work later this week, she told the Guardian, as a long-running standoff between the Polish government and the country’s judiciary threatens to reach a dramatic climax.

Earlier this year, the Polish parliament introduced a mandatory retirement age of 65 for supreme court judges, which would result in the instant dismissal of 27 of the 74 judges currently serving in the court. Because the new law envisages expanding the court to 120 judges, this would give the government the power to appoint almost two-thirds of supreme court judges from scratch.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/02/polands-supreme-court-constitutional-crisis-comes-to-a-head

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The shameful prosecution of a Greek civil servant is a reminder that there's more to democracy than the ability to vote

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Andreas Georgiou’s real ‘crime’ was, finally, starting to tell the truth about the extent of Greece’s public sector borrowing in 2010. Surely something like that could never happen here… or could it?

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/greece-prosecution-andreas-georgiou-democracy-politics-a8403076.html

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The shameful prosecution of a Greek civil servant is a reminder that there's more to democracy than the ability to vote

hellenic-parliament1.jpg

Andreas Georgiou’s real ‘crime’ was, finally, starting to tell the truth about the extent of Greece’s public sector borrowing in 2010. Surely something like that could never happen here… or could it?

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/greece-prosecution-andreas-georgiou-democracy-politics-a8403076.html