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Blasts at Russian base in Crimea show possible Ukrainian fightback

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 24 min ago
Moscow denounced sabotage and Ukraine hinted at responsibility for new explosions on Tuesday (16 August) at a military base in the Russian-annexed Crimea region that is an important war supply line.
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EU says mulling Iran response to ‘final’ nuclear text

EURACTIV News - 8 hours 21 min ago
The EU said Tuesday (16 August) it was studying Iran’s response to a “final” draft agreement on reviving a 2015 nuclear accord with major powers it presented at talks in Vienna. The United States had already said Monday that it...
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Energy efficiency: from idea to action

EURACTIV News - 11 hours 12 min ago
Do you know anyone, who doesn't care about energy? Hardly, I guess. Do you know anyone, who knows all about actions needed for energy savings and how to get started? Not many, writes Pernille Weiss.
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To stop war breaking out in Kosovo, media freedom in Serbia must be addressed

EURACTIV News - 12 hours 30 min ago
An explosion of Russian disinformation threatened a breakout of conflict in Kosovo, highlighting the urgent need to address the declining information environment in the region, writes Antoinette Nikolova.
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No time for summer break on gas: will Bulgaria resume negotiations with Gazprom?

EURACTIV News - 12 hours 40 min ago
As the new caretaker government in Sofia reconsiders negotiations with Gazprom, Russia may prevent Bulgaria from securing any alternative imports by reducing gas supplies, writes Genady Kondarev.
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Bulgaria and North Macedonia make progress on ‘common history’

EURACTIV News - 12 hours 58 min ago
In a further step towards opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia, a joint commission of historians from Sofia and Skopje reached a compromise on how to label historical figures from the common history, as well as to celebrate them jointly.
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Donetsk court charges Britons, Swede and Croat as mercenaries, the three face death penalty

EURACTIV News - 13 hours 47 min ago
A Russian-backed separatist court in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk charged five foreign nationals captured fighting with Ukrainian forces with being mercenaries on Monday (15 August), saying three could face the death penalty, Russian media reported.
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UK leadership candidates seek to undermine new push for Scottish independence

EURACTIV News - 14 hours 2 min ago
The two candidates battling to be Britain's next prime minister will vie to present themselves as defenders of Scotland's place in the UK on 16 August by promising more scrutiny of Scotland's government to undermine a new push for independence.
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Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear plant

EURACTIV News - 14 hours 12 min ago
Ukraine called for new sanctions on Russia and highlighted the risks and consequences of a catastrophe at Europe's biggest nuclear plant, where fresh shelling nearby has reignited a blame game between both sides.
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Martin Schulz: The EU has neglected Latin America for too long

EURACTIV News - 14 hours 21 min ago
While the EU is currently looking to forge closer ties with democracies across the globe amid the war in Ukraine, there is one Region that has been largely neglected so far, despite its huge potential for partnership: Latin America.
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German families face €480 per year rise in gas bills under new levy

EURACTIV News - 14 hours 29 min ago
German households will have to pay almost €500 more a year for gas after a levy was set to help utilities cover the cost of replacing Russian supplies, piling pressure on Berlin to come up with further relief measures.
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Jailed Russian politician Navalny says he’s in punishment cell

EURACTIV News - 14 hours 42 min ago
Jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Monday (15 August) that prison authorities had thrown him into a punishment cell for a minor rules infraction after he tried to encourage fellow inmates to form a trade union.
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Greece locates refugees in Evros, trapped for days between Greece, Turkey

EURACTIV News - 14 hours 52 min ago
Greek police said on Monday afternoon (15 August) they had located 38 Syrian refugees in the Lavara area of Evros, among them one pregnant woman and seven children.
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India – A Vibrant Democracy and A Pluralistic Society [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-08-15 10:00
As India celebrates the 75th anniversary of its independence, Ambassador A. R. Ghanashyam looks at what the nation has achieved and what might lie ahead.
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EU hardens the tone in Kosovo-Serbia standoff

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-08-15 06:03
The EU on Sunday (14 September) used unusually tough language to warn against escalation between Kosovo and Serbia.
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Russian forces pound Ukraine’s Donetsk region

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-08-15 05:30
Ukrainian forces reported heavy Russian shelling and attempts to advance on several towns in the eastern region of Donetsk that has become a key focus of the near six-month war, but said they had repelled many of the attacks.
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UN resuming talks on high-seas treaty amid growing concerns

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-08-15 05:18
After four inconclusive sessions, UN member states on Monday (15 August) resume talks aimed at finally completing a treaty to protect the world's high seas, a vital yet fragile resource that covers nearly half the planet.
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Rain brings relief to France fires, but more evacuated in south

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-08-15 05:08
A forest fire that flared anew in southern France sent 1,000 more people fleeing while overnight rain brought blazes elsewhere in the country under control, officials said on Sunday (14 August).
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German finance minister writes to Brussels over VAT exemption for gas levy

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-08-15 05:01
German finance minister Christian Lindner has written to the Commission seeking permission to waive value-added tax on a new gas price levy for a limited period of time, a copy of his letter seen by Reuters showed on 14 August.
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Switzerland could align with EU energy saving drive, energy minister says

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-08-15 04:52
Switzerland could prevent an energy shortage by aligning with a European Union plan to cut gas use by 15% this winter, Energy Minister Simonetta Sommaruga told newspaper SonntagsBlick.
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