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Serbian PM rejects opposition, European Parliament’s call for investigation into December elections

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-02-26 05:51
The December elections were legitimate, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said in a live TV appearance in response to the opposition as well as the international community and the European Parliament’s call for an international investigation, adding that such a move would infringe on Serbia’s sovereignty.
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Polish minister will demand limitations on Green Deal

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-02-26 05:45
Polish Agriculture Minister Czesław Siekierski will call for restrictions on the European Green Deal at Monday’s EU Council meeting as farmers continue to protest, the minister commented during a Ministry conference on Sunday.
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NGOs rally against Slovak government’s decision to cancel human rights grant

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-02-26 05:44
After Justice Minister Boris Susko cancelled the call for applications for a €769,500 grant under the Human Rights 2024 programme without explanation, NGOs have signed a petition urging him to reconsider his decision.
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Former Czech commissioners call for euro adoption

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-02-26 05:42
The Czech Republic must adopt the euro if it wants to be involved in the EU’s future developments, all three former Czech EU commissioners, Pavel Telička, Vladimír Špidla and Štefan Füle, told the Czech News Agency, adding that the EU must undergo reforms.
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Pressure mounts on Sánchez over pandemic corruption scandal involving former minister

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-02-26 05:38
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is under pressure from the opposition to remove former Transport Minister José Luis Ábalos from his position as MP over suspicions that he knew about a €50 million corruption scandal involving the purchase of masks during the pandemic, demanding he shed light on the case in parliament.
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Head of Rassemblement National list defends CAP, criticises Green Deal

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-02-26 05:36
Jordan Bardella, the head of the far-right Rassemblement National (RN) list for the upcoming EU elections, reiterated his desire to remain part of the EU’s agricultural policy while criticising the “diminishing” project of the Green Pact for Europe at the Paris International Agricultural Show on Sunday.
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Germany officially changes their name for Ukrainian capital two years into the war

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-02-26 05:36
The government has changed the spelling of the Ukrainian capital in its official communications from ‘Kiew’ to the Ukrainian ‘Kyjiw’, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock announced on the second anniversary of the Russian invasion.
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‘Do more and better’: Paris hopes to align European efforts in Ukraine support

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-02-26 05:35
Paris will host 20 heads of state on Monday to mobilise European production capacity and explore ways better to support Ukraine in its military response to Russian aggression as the war enters its third year and troops on the ground are both outgunned and outmanned.
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US blast Belarus elections, Lukashenko says he’ll run for seventh term

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-02-26 05:26
Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko said he would run for president again in 2025, Belarusian state news agency BelTA reported on Sunday (25 February). This would be its seventh term as head of state.
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EU lawmakers face controversial vote over medical checks for drivers

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-02-26 05:20
European lawmakers are set to debate an amended version of the driving licence directive on Tuesday (27 February), with Parliament’s decision to change rules surrounding driving licences still mired in a debate over whether to impose mandatory medical checks on licence holders.
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Russia expected to attempt new offensive by May, Zelenskyy says

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2024-02-26 04:30
Russia is preparing a new offensive against Ukraine starting in late May or summer, but Kyiv has a clear battlefield plan of its own, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told reporters in Kyiv on Sunday (25 February).
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European Left elects Walter Baier as lead candidate, wants working class to drive green fight

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2024-02-25 17:14
The European Left party elected its President Walter Baier as their lead candidate for the EU elections in June during the general assembly on Saturday (24 February), as advanced by Euractiv in January, while also vouching to bring working classes at the heart of the fight against the climate crisis.
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EU elections: Renew Europe’s Valérie Hayer to become Macron camp’s top candidate

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2024-02-25 12:22
Newly-elected Renew Europe Group President Valérie Hayer is set to become the French liberal lead candidate for oncoming EU elections, Euractiv has learnt, confirming media reports released over the weekend.
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Ukraine defiant as Russia’s invasion enters third year

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2024-02-25 09:30
Welcome to Euractiv’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU from a global perspective. You can subscribe to receive our newsletter here. As Russia’s war in Ukraine enters its third year, Ukrainians remain as adamant as they were on...
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Belarus elections will be far from democratic, observers say

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2024-02-25 06:00
As Belarus gears up for its first elections since 2020, conditions for a democratic vote do not exist, with the regime of incumbent President Aleksandr Lukashenko using all available methods to keep voters under control.
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Trump wins South Carolina, beating Nikki Haley in her home state

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2024-02-25 05:42
Donald Trump easily defeated Nikki Haley in South Carolina's Republican contest on Saturday (24 February), extending his winning streak as he marches toward a third consecutive presidential nomination and a rematch with Democratic President Joe Biden.
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Navalny’s ‘tortured’ body handed over to his mother

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2024-02-25 05:23
The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died unexpectedly in prison nine days ago, was handed to his mother on Saturday in the Arctic city of Salekhard, his spokeswoman said, though it was unclear what will happen next to the body.
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Zelenskyy hosts Western leaders, G7 talks in Kyiv as Russia’s war enters third year

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2024-02-24 19:30
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed Western leaders to Kyiv Saturday (24 February) to mark the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion, as Ukrainian forces run low on ammunition and weaponry and foreign aid hangs in the balance. Looking to dispel concerns...
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Italy, Canada sign bilateral security agreements with Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2024-02-24 16:00
Leaders from Canada and Italy signed security agreements with Ukraine on Saturday (24 February) after talks with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as Kyiv marked the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion.
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Ukraine and Denmark sign 10-year security agreement

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2024-02-24 06:30
Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday (23 February) signed a bilateral security agreement - the first such pact to be made between Kyiv and a Nordic country.
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