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Putin’s suggestion of Ukraine ceasefire rejected by Washington, sources say

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 06:59
Vladimir Putin's suggestion of a ceasefire in Ukraine to freeze the war was rejected by the United States after contacts between intermediaries, three Russian sources with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters.
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Russia turns its back on OSCE, Arctic Council

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 06:36
Russia's parliament will vote on 21 February on suspending the country's participation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE), Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on Tuesday (13 February).
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Von der Leyen: Putin sped up EU green transition

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 06:15
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany’s Baerbock voicing ‘concern’ about Israel’s looming military operation in Rafah, Eastern European farmers’ plans to jointly protest against the EU agricultural policy, and so much more.
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Biden blasts ‘dangerous’ Trump NATO remarks, urges Ukraine funding

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 06:04
President Joe Biden on Tuesday (13 February) blasted comments about NATO by his likely 2024 election opponent, Donald Trump, calling the remarks "dangerous" and "un-American" and saying they raised the stakes for the US Congress to approve new funding to support Ukraine.
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Ciolacu denies proposing NATO deputy secretary general as presidential candidate

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:58
Mircea Geoană, NATO deputy secretary general, has said that social democrats (PSD), including party leader and Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu, have suggested his candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections as an independent backed by PSD,  something Ciolacu denies.
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Croatia to face increased protests ahead of elections

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:58
Politicians and union leaders are no longer hiding their dissatisfaction regarding the current leadership in the country, with calls for protest expected to increase exponentially as the country gears up for a “super election year”.
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Belgian EU presidency wants concrete action in future health workforce strategy

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:53
The Belgian EU presidency is working to lay a foundation for a future EU health workforce strategy and aims to ramp up action, in contrast to the limited Council conclusions on the same topic in 2010.
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Eastern European farmers to jointly protest against EU agricultural policy

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:47
Representatives of agricultural organisations from Central and Eastern European countries met in Poland on Tuesday to agree on the organisation of joint protests against EU agricultural policy, which is set to take place on 22 February.
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Polish government refuses to punish farmers despite calls from Kyiv

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:46
After a group of Polish farmers blocked three Ukrainian grain lorries from crossing the border, spilling some of the grain on the road, Kyiv appealed to Warsaw to investigate the “shameful crime”, but Polish Agriculture Minister Czeslaw Siekierski said he would not take action.
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ECR vice-president wants EU membership axed from Swedish Constitution

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:40
Reference to the European Union should be removed from the Swedish Constitution, according to the powerful far-right Sweden Democrats’ new EU strategy presented in a joint article by party leader Jimmie Åkesson and European Conservatives and Reformists Vice-President Charlie Weimers.
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Bulgaria’s two US nuclear reactors to cost under $14 billion

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:36
Bulgaria is insisting on a fixed price for the construction of two new Westinghouse AR-1000 nuclear reactors, which should not exceed $14 billion, according to an intergovernmental agreement on nuclear cooperation between Bulgaria and the US signed in Sofia on Monday night.
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Russia puts Estonia prime minister on wanted list for destroying Soviet monuments

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:36
Russian police have put Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Lithuania's culture minister, and members of the previous Latvian parliament on a wanted list for destroying Soviet-era monuments, according to the Russian interior ministry's database.
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Slovakia’s credit rating drops over access to EU funds concern

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:35
Investors are taking the changes to Bratislava’s criminal legislation that was approved last week seriously, as Scope Ratings – a European credit rating agency – downgraded the country’s credit rating from A+ to A, citing the risk of losing access to EU funds as one of the reasons, Denník N reported.
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German SPD’s lead EU candidate sparks debate on EU nuclear warheads

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:35
The lead candidate for Germany’s Social Democratic Party in the EU elections and European Parliament Vice-President Katarina Barley has sparked a debate at a national level about the EU building its own nuclear arsenal after former US president Donald Trump said NATO allies did not deserve protection if they failed to live up to their spending commitments.
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Von der Leyen: Putin sped up EU green transition

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:33
Speaking at the 50th anniversary of the International Energy Agency (IEA) at the OECD on Tuesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine had forced the EU to speed up its energy transition.
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Weimar Triangle could be used to boost Europe’s defence, experts say

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-14 05:00
Leaders in Berlin, Paris, and Warsaw are pitching the ‘Weimar Triangle’ as a new centrepiece for Europe’s joint defence in response to concerning signals from the United States. While experts see potential for synergies, they warn that the three-way approach will hardly suffice.
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Bulgaria’s parallel reality. Authorities accused of aggravating medicines shortages

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 19:57
The Bulgarian authorities are accused of aggravating shortages of scarce medicines by imposing administrative obstacles to parallel trade, the Bulgarian Association for the Development of Parallel Trade in Medicines (BADPTM) has claimed.
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Sweden opens new advanced therapy medicinal centre for children

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 18:39
The first advanced drug therapies centre for children in the Nordics is opening its doors in Sweden, and it is welcoming patients from neighbouring countries.
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EU should seek legal framework to end unpaid traineeships, MEP says

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 18:33
A legally binding instrument to ensure quality traineeships in the EU is needed to prevent precariousness and abuse of young people in work, Renew MEP Monica Semedo told Euractiv in an interview.
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