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20th Nov 2019

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Hard-Brexiteer Johnson on track to be UK prime minister

Hard-Brexiteer Boris Johnson gained momentum to be Britain's next prime minister Wednesday, gaining 143 out of 313 votes from MPs in an internal Conservative party contest. Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, environment minister Michael Gove, and interior minister Sajid Javid also got through into the last round of voting on Thursday, but Rory Stewart, a pro-European development aid minister, was knocked out, amid EU concern on a Johnson-led no-deal Brexit.

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Don't lead Europe by triggering its fears

For a long time, Europe's strategic chattering class has been wondering what would happen if you took the US out of Europe's security architecture.

Magazine

The labour market is not ready for the future

The European labour market will face enormous challenges with its combination of an ageing population, climate change and a digital transformation and will increase the east-west divide in Europe.

Magazine

Parliament should have 'initiation' role

As EU leaders are keen to transform the way politics is performed in the bloc, the constitutionals affairs committee will play a key role in the next five years in reforming electoral processes and initiating laws.

AI skewed to young, male, and western EU, report warns

A new study reveals the current market ecosystem for artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe is uneven across both gender and demographic lines - raising new demographic concerns for the incoming AI legislation of the new commission.

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