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Timmermans: Africa likely to be EU’s most important renewable energy partner

EURACTIV News - 5 hours 59 min ago
Africa is likely to be Europe's most important partner as it looks to increase its renewable energy supply and switch to green hydrogen, EU climate chief Frans Timmermans told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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MEP: EU human rights committee not for those ‘carrying money between hotels’

EURACTIV News - 6 hours 31 sec ago
The European Parliament’s committee on human rights is not for those involved in corruption and bribery, but rather those who care about giving those in need a voice, Udo Bullmann, socialist MEP (S&D) candidate for the committee’s chair, told EURACTIV....
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Western European countries ranked best to drive in

EURACTIV News - 6 hours 2 min ago
Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Belgium were ranked the best countries to drive in, according to the results of a study by the International Drivers Association. The study focused on various factors, including the price per litre of petrol, the number...
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Scuffles on Macedonian-Bulgarian border amid ongoing tensions

EURACTIV News - 6 hours 4 min ago
Bulgarians trying to enter North Macedonia to celebrate the birthday of a hero shared by both countries said they encountered difficulties at the border, yet the overall celebrations passed without major incident, despite fears and toxic rhetoric. During the days...
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Poland preparing for possible migrant flows from Russia

EURACTIV News - 6 hours 12 min ago
Poland will soon start building an electronic fence at its border with Kaliningrad Oblast as it fears Russia and Belarus will again help migrants cross the border in a bid to destabilise Europe. The barrier will cover about 200 kilometres...
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Le Maire, Habeck head to Washington to defend EU interests

EURACTIV News - 6 hours 13 min ago
French and German Economy Ministers Bruno Le Maire and Robert Habeck will visit Washington on Monday to defend the European Commission’s latest moves to counter the US’ controversial granting of green subsidies through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Le Maire...
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Ukraine to replace defence minister in wartime reshuffle

EURACTIV News - 6 hours 15 min ago
Ukraine is set to replace Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov with the chief of its military spy agency, a close ally of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday (5 February), in a reshuffle at the forefront of Ukraine's war campaign.
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EU states reluctant to repatriate women, children still in Syria

EURACTIV News - 6 hours 15 min ago
European countries, such as France and Spain, have recently upped repatriation efforts to bring back their citizens held in jihadist camps in Syria, but as the process remains slow, the women and children living in the camps in poor conditions...
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US military searches for balloon remnants as China urges restraint

EURACTIV News - 6 hours 28 min ago
The US military said on 5 February it is searching for remnants of the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon it shot down a day earlier, while Beijing urged Washington not to escalate or take further action to harm its interests.
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Major earthquake strikes Turkey, Syria; scores dead, many trapped

EURACTIV News - 6 hours 47 min ago
A major earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck central Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday (6 February), killing scores of people and injuring hundreds as buildings collapsed, and triggering searches across the snowy region for survivors trapped in rubble.
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Ukraine’s situation at the front is getting tougher, Zelenskyy says

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2023-02-05 06:49
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday (4 February) that the situation on the front lines in the east of the country was getting tougher and Russia was throwing more and more troops into battle.
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US fighter jet shoots down suspected Chinese spy balloon

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2023-02-05 06:32
A US military fighter jet shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina on 4 February, a week after it entered US airspace and triggered a dramatic spying saga that worsened Sino-US relations.
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EU agrees on price caps on Russian refined oil products

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2023-02-04 09:00
European Union countries agreed to set price caps on Russian refined oil products to limit Moscow's funds for its invasion of Ukraine, the Swedish presidency of the EU said on Friday (3 February).
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Energy efficiency should be at the top of every politician’s New Year’s resolution list

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2023-02-04 07:00
With Russian gas supplies gone, the energy deficit facing Europe is likely to get worse. Yet, focusing on increasing energy supply while neglecting the need to reduce demand is an asymmetrical strategy, writes Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen.
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Ukraine reconstruction: Progress in coordination and use of Russian assets

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2023-02-04 06:00
There is progress in the use of Russian assets to fund reconstruction efforts in Ukraine, and donor countries have established a structure to better coordinate financial assistance, Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said during the EU executive's visit to Kyiv.
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LEAK: Commission details subsidy-matching scheme for green industry

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-02-03 18:48
Just days after the Commission presented its new Green Deal Industrial Plan to counter foreign subsidies for clean industry, a leaked communication details the full extent of the temporary bending of state aid rules across the bloc, including a rule to prevent a German go-alone.
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Kazakhstan closes trade mission in Russia during PM Mishustin’s visit

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-02-03 16:35
The complex relations between Kazakhstan and Russia were vividly illustrated on the occasion of the visit of Russian prime minister Mikhail Mishustin to Almaty on Friday (3 February), where Kazakhstan announced the closing of its trade mission. 
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The Brief – A Brexit paradise lost 

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-02-03 15:20
After several years of painful negotiation with UK ministers, you might think that Michel Barnier – like so many of us – would be happy never to talk about Brexit again.  Yet three years after the UK formally left the bloc,...
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Agrifood Brief: The cows’ days are over

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-02-03 15:12
Two clues do not make proof, but two things that happened this week suggest that agriculture’s relevance in the EU policy sphere is currently at stake.
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France eager to discuss funding of EU’s new green industry plan

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-02-03 14:35
French politicians and industrialists widely welcomed the European Commission's newly announced 'Green Deal Industrial Plan' to challenge the US and China's clean subsidy push but are hoping for upcoming discussions to lay out specifics on funding.
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