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2024 could be world’s hottest year as June breaks records

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 09:10
Last month was the hottest June on record, the EU's climate change monitoring service said on Monday (8 July), continuing a streak of exceptional temperatures that some scientists said puts 2024 on track to be the world's hottest recorded year.
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Low-carbon hydrogen definition: Commission’s last chance to leave a hydrogen legacy

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 08:13
As the dust settles around EU election results and Brussels looks towards the EU's incoming leaders, one last policy hurdle sits on the desks of energy officials: a definition of low-carbon hydrogen.
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Progressive EU politicians say French showed how to beat far-right

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 05:40
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Italy's Matteo Salvini being convinced that the new EU alliance with Orban will overtake Meloni’s ECR, , the Spanish right allegedly being nervous about Orban's new group, and so much more.
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Progressive EU politicians say French showed how to beat far-right

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 05:29
Socialist and leftist politicians from across Europe expressed their satisfaction about the defeat of far-right Rassemblement national (RN) in the second round of the French elections on Sunday, with some pointing out the unity of leftist forces.
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New German defence budget slammed as ‘too low’ by critics

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 05:25
Experts and politicians from across the spectrum have criticised the budget agreement reached by Germany's coalition parties, bemoaning the small increase in defence spending as insufficient to counter the threat from Russia.
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Philippines and Japan sign defence pact, with eyes on China

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 05:20
The Philippines and Japan have signed a reciprocal access agreement (RAA) allowing them to deploy their forces on each other's soil, a milestone in their security relations amid rising tensions in the Indo-Pacific, an official said on Monday (8 July).
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US-sanctioned Bulgarian politician emerges as main obstacle to forming government

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 05:02
As Bulgaria heads for its seventh general election in nearly four years, DPS co-leader Delyan Peevski, sanctioned by the US and the UK for corruption, poses several obstacles in negotiations to form a regular government in Sofia.
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Buildings decarbonisation can make or break the Green Deal

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 05:00
Buildings and transport are the two most crucial sectors to decarbonise to meet EU’s 2030 climate targets. However, they are also have the most directly affect on EU citizens in their daily lives, as the choice to undertake energy renovations...
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Ukraine wants Poland to protect its skies near border

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 04:58
Polish air defences could protect the airspace over Ukraine's border regions, the deputy speaker of Ukraine's Supreme Council told her Polish counterpart in Vilnius on Saturday.
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VOX joining Orbán’s new EU group makes Spanish right ‘nervous’, says leader

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 04:51
The recent entry of the far-right VOX party into Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's new Patriots for Europe group has made many in the right-wing Partido Popular (EPP) and Alvise Pérez's new 'ultra' force SALF nervous, warned VOX leader Santiago Abascal.
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Italy’s Salvini convinced new EU alliance with Orban will overtake Meloni’s ECR

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 04:47
The new alliance Patriots for Europe, led by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and seeking to form a political group in the European Parliament, will overtake Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's ECR, Matteo Salvini, who is aligning himself more closely with the new group, said on Sunday.
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Hungary walks tightrope as ‘honest broker’ in EU presidency while pushing national priorities

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 04:45
Last Thursday and Friday (4 and 5 July), officials outlined Hungary's priorities for its upcoming presidency of the Council of the EU, promising an "honest broker" role amid concerns over its impartiality, focusing on peace, migration, family policies, and competitiveness.
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Dutch ministers pledge ‘rock solid’ support for Ukraine on first visit to Kyiv

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 04:43
On their first visit to Kyiv on Saturday and Sunday (6 and 7 July) , Dutch defence minister Ruben Brekelmans and foreign minister Caspar Veldkamp held meetings with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other senior Ukrainian officials.
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Hungary defends ‘restoring communication channels’ with Russia’s Putin

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 04:30
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's controversial visit to Russia, condemned by most EU leaders as appeasement towards Moscow, aimed to ‘collect information’ about the possibility of a ceasefire, his chief foreign policy advisor told Euractiv.
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US troops pull out of Niger’s Air Base 101

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 04:19
The US military withdrew its personnel from Niger's Air Base 101 near the airport in the capital Niamey on Sunday (7 July), ahead of its exit from a major drone base near the desert city of Agadez in the coming weeks.
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French far-right RN set to join Orbán’s ‘Patriots for Europe’

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 04:03
The French far-right party Rassemblement national (RN) is set to join the "Patriots for Europe" group formed in the European Parliament by Viktor Orban and his allies, several sources within the party and Lega confirmed to Euractvi on Sunday (July 7). 
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A French ‘non’ to the far right

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 04:00
In a surprising turn of events, the French left-wing coalition, the New Popular Front, has overtaken Marine Le Pen’s National Rally, coming first during the second and final round of France’s snap elections on Sunday (7 July).
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Hungary PM Orbán in Beijing on ‘Peace mission 3.0’

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 03:38
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was in Beijing on Monday (8 July) for a visit he branded as a "Peace mission 3.0" after recent trips to Moscow and Kyiv.
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Emmanuel Macron avoids defeat in legislative elections

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 03:24
Having come third in the elections, Macron's party has won more MPs than predicted in the polls, and now hopes to bring together a grand coalition from the Socialists to the liberal right to form a government after the Olympic Games.
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Pope decries populists, warns democracy is in bad health

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-07-08 02:58
Pope Francis denounced populist politics and what he called "the dross of ideology" on Sunday (7 July), warning that democracy was not in good shape in many parts of the world.
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