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Bulgarian network connected to gas interconnector with Greece

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-05-17 04:36
The Bulgarian-Greek gas connection in Stara Zagora, which is already connected with the national gas transmission network of the Bulgarian state-owned company Bulgartransgaz, has successfully passed the pneumatic tests for strength, tightness and gas metering, ICGB, the company working on...
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Czechia to set up new state energy trader for cheap supplies

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-05-17 04:35
The Czech Republic wants to establish a new “state energy trader” that would secure cheap energy supplies for the state and replace the private companies currently in charge of purchasing gas and other fuels. The trader would have the power...
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Finland tells Turkey NATO membership cannot be traded

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-05-17 04:34
Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto from the Green Party played down fears that Turkey could block Finland’s NATO membership during a parliamentary debate on NATO on Monday, saying his country would not be a safe haven for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party...
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Macron’s new prime minister pick gets mixed reaction

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-05-17 04:33
President Emmanuel Macron appointed Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne as prime minister on Monday – an appointment other political parties have been quick to criticise. Elisabeth Borne is the second woman to be appointed French prime minister, after Edith Cresson, and...
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EU capitals mull seizing Russia-linked energy assets

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-05-17 04:33
From Sofia to Berlin, governments are contemplating expropriating, nationalising and otherwise seizing energy infrastructure owned by Russia-linked companies. Bulgaria is launching a political debate on the possible expropriation of strategic assets owned by Russian companies. The pro-European Democratic Bulgaria, part...
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EU reputation at stake as Hungary blocks Russia sanctions

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-05-17 04:00
The EU has not found consensus on the new sanction package against Russia and an agreement could be still 'a week or two' away, EU's chief diplomat Josep Borrell said on 17 May, as Hungary said it would not lift its veto.
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UK to table law to override NI protocol as ‘insurance’ policy, says Johnson

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-05-17 03:54
The UK is expected to set out plans on Tuesday  (17 May) to table legislation allowing it to override parts of the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted that this was only an ‘insurance policy’.
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Social Taxonomy risks death by Commission neglect

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-05-17 03:47
While the debate regarding the environmental taxonomy is raging between EU member state governments, the project of establishing a social taxonomy is put on the backburner by the EU Commission, according to multiple sources.
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While internet value chain grows, telecom operators lag behind

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 15:38
While internet value chains continue to grow by 15% per year, a new report by GSMA warns that market imbalances between network operators and online service providers could threaten global growth prospects in several sectors.
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Russia’s war in Ukraine dominates EU-US trade and tech talks

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 15:07
Russia's war in Ukraine has been at the centre of the ongoing Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in Paris, on which the EU and the US gave a second update on Monday (16 May). EURACTIV France reports.
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NGO biofuel claims are harming climate, energy and food security aims

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 14:58
Environmental NGOs have been quick to attack the green credentials of biofuels, with some calling for fuels from crops to be curtailed. But their criticism ignores objective evidence, writes James Cogan.
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Radical Left refuses to join Mélenchon’s left-wing bloc over EU stance

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 14:50
France's Radical Left Party will not take part in the new 'united left' group set up by Jean-Luc Mélenchon's La France Insoumise, the party's president, Guillaume Lacroix, said, citing concerns over the alliance's EU stance. EURACTIV France reports.
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The Brief – Is Putin a CIA asset?

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 14:44
According to Russian propaganda, Gorbachev and Yeltsin were CIA agents tasked with destroying the USSR. This narrative, although debunked by the EU’s foreign affairs service, still holds in parts of Russian society; the last President of the USSR and the first...
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To protect our freedoms, we need stronger, better government

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 14:22
Liberal European governments need to act to quickly the reform the structural flaws that allow illiberalism and extremism to thrive, writes Dita Charanzová.
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EU study: CAP support for ‘couch’ farmers negatively impacts farm communities

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 14:12
Common Agricultural Policy support for landowners not actively engaged in farming has indirectly negatively impacted farming communities, at the same time as the EU continues to haemorrhage farms at an alarming rate, a new EU study has found.
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Sweden takes formal decision to apply for NATO membership

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 13:53
Sweden’s Social Democrat minority government on Monday (16 May) decided it will formally apply for NATO membership, following in the footsteps of its neighbour Finland.
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EU ministers urge Hungary to sign up to planned Russian oil embargo

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 13:22
EU foreign ministers sought to publicly pressure Hungary on Monday (16 May) to lift its veto on a proposed oil embargo on Russia, with Lithuania saying the bloc was being "held hostage by one member state".
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LEAK: EU countries urged to prepare for Russian gas ‘supply shock’

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 12:10
In a policy document due to be adopted on Wednesday (18 May), the European Commission urges EU member states to step up preparations for a “full disruption of Russian gas supplies” by considering emergency measures like a temporary cap on gas prices.
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Cardiovascular disease: Not only about lifestyle?

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 11:16
According to European Commission data, there are more than six million new cases and over 1.8 million cardiovascular disease-related deaths in the EU. The EU pharmaceutical industry found in a recent report that the COVID-19 pandemic deteriorated the situation of...
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Europe needs screening to kill its number one killer, stakeholders say

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 11:15
The pandemic should be seen as a wake-up call for EU policymakers to take a more focused approach toward cardiovascular diseases (CVD), Europe’s number one killer, as patients have already paid a heavy price due to COVID-19, stakeholders have warned.
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