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  • Timmermans has accused Poland of deploying ‘alternative facts’ to justify the changes and has sought a signal from Poland that it would change course. The Polish government accused the VP of trampling over Poland’s sovereignty.
  • What is the Democrats future? It’s urgent that the party stops squabbling and recognise a few fundamental truths. If the party doesn’t understand these truths and fail to do what’s needed, a third party will emerge to fill the void.
  • The Agreement will massively benefit European wholesalers and retailers, who depend on global value chains. It is also a good day for developing countries, whose exports will be able to pass customs more quickly and cheaply, making trade work for economic growth and social wellbeing.
  • Populist parties and distrust of traditional news media outlets have been growing in Spain, like other cash-strapped European countries. Such movements have spurred an explosion of fake or misleading news, aimed at either promoting certain political views or undermining others’ credibility.
  • Ecommerce Europe furthermore welcomes the decision taken, to introduce risk-based assessments for transactions between €100 and €500 based on the overall fraud levels of the payer’s Payment Service Provider’s fraud rate. We believe that this is the right direction towards ensuring that customers can be offered the most secure and convenient checkout experience, although the acceptable fraud reference rates under Article 16 should not be set too stringent and in dialogue with industry players.



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