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Azerbaijan president cements grip on power after Karabakh win

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 05:48
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev secured a fifth consecutive term in elections on Wednesday (7 February), official results showed, an expected outcome after his country's historic victory over Armenian separatists last year.
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Polish opposition storms parliament to let in former MPs

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 05:36
Lawmakers from the Law and Justice Party (PiS) tried to storm the Polish parliament on Wednesday, forcing security to allow two expelled ex-lawmakers, Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik, to enter.
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EU threatens Portugal with sanctions over conservation failings

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 05:34
The EU Commission started legal proceedings against Portugal at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on Wednesday in two individual cases for its alleged failure to comply with a ruling on the conservation of sites considered Special Areas of Conservation and threatened sanctions.
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EU says Senegal election delay ‘taints’ democratic tradition

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 05:32
Senegal's recent decision to delay presidential elections until December "taints the long tradition of democracy" in the country and should be reversed, the EU has said, after the move plunged the normally stable West African nation into crisis.
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German climate activists enter EU-Elections: Last Generation aims to ‘shake up’ Parliament

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 05:32
The list of fringe parties in Germany aiming for a seat in the European Parliament is getting longer, as climate activists want to “really shake up” politics this time.
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Some RN MEPs sign resolution to ‘abolish’ Green Deal

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 05:20
At least six of the 18 MEPs in the EP far-right French RN party’s delegation have already signed or will sign on Thursday a resolution tabled by their Belgian Vlaams Belang colleague, Tom Vandendriessche, calling for the Green Deal to be “abolished”. 
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Czech debate on joining Eurozone moved forward ‘significantly’, says minister

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 05:19
The Czech discussion of joining the Eurozone has moved forward significantly, European Affairs Minister Martin Dvořák told Euractiv Czechia, despite having his “envoy for euro“ delegate cancelled after they were appointed without prior approval from coalition partners.
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Fast money: European Parliament greenlights ‘instant payment’ law

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 18:06
The European Parliament has formally approved legislation that will force banks and other payment service providers to offer EU citizens and businesses the option of performing virtually instantaneous credit transfers.
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European Parliament adopts its position on gene-edited plants

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 17:06
With the clock ticking to reach a deal before the end of the legislature, the European Parliament on Wednesday (7 February) approved its amendments on the new rules for the highly controversial new genomic technologies (NGTs).
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EU Commission urges MEPs to overcome polarisation in food and agriculture debate

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 16:22
Maros Šefčovič, the vice-president of the European Commission, outlined on Wednesday (7 February) the work the executive is doing to respond to the challenges facing agriculture as part of a dialogue with food chain stakeholders while calling on MEPs to overcome political polarisation.
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The Brief – A Russian propaganda win on a silver plate

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 15:20
While former Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin is yet to be aired, his pilgrimage to Moscow is already a major propaganda victory for the Kremlin.
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Belgium postpones EU vote on truck emissions as Germany imperils majority

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 15:13
Belgium has postponed a vote by EU ambassadors on new emission standards for trucks – initially planned for Wednesday (7 February) – to Friday, after Germany withdrew its previous support for the law, leaving the majority unclear.
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EU closes deal on scaled-back clean tech ‘sovereignty fund’

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 15:04
Legislators from the Council of EU member states and the European Parliament reached agreement on Wednesday (7 February) on a scaled-back version of what was initially pitched as an EU sovereignty fund to support green technologies.
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Ukraine urges EU to speed up ammunition supplies amid Russian attacks

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 15:00
Ukraine urged the EU on Wednesday (7 February) to take "urgent steps" to increase deliveries of artillery shells, with the country increasingly outmanned and outgunned on the battlefield as the war nears its third year.
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Spanish PM pledges to strengthen farmers’ power in food chain

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 14:46
In an attempt to calm farmers' protests, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Wednesday promised to strengthen the national food chain law, introduce reciprocity in the conditions for agricultural imports, the so-called "mirror clauses", and simplify the processing of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) subsidies, among other relief measures to avoid what the far-right Vox party described as "the rebellion of the tractors".
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EU Parliament endorses new limits for lead and diisocyanates exposure

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 14:31
The European Parliament gave the final approval on Wednesday (7 February) to the new rules that will limit workers’ exposure to lead and diisocyanates and step up health protection. 
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EU aims to deploy Europe’s first small nuclear reactor ‘by 2030’

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 13:30
Small modular reactors (SMRs) will be partly relied upon to meet the EU's 2040 climate objectives, with an industrial alliance to be launched shortly and the first reactors deployed "by 2030", the European Commission announced on Tuesday (6 February).
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Zemmour’s party joins ECR to boost grand right-wing coalition

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 12:13
The Reconquête! party of French far-right leader Eric Zemmour has joined the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in the European Parliament in a bid to strengthen the right-wing camp after the EU elections in June.
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Nuclear power officially labelled as ‘strategic’ for EU’s decarbonisation

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 12:10
The Council of EU member states and the European Parliament agreed on Tuesday (6 February) to label nuclear power as a strategic technology for the EU's decarbonisation, following months of intense negotiations in Brussels over the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA).
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US and EU have all the means to derail Russia’s Arctic LNG expansion plans

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 10:44
Russia plans to nearly triple its LNG export capacity by 2030, with four new terminals in the Arctic due to bring more revenues for Moscow’s war on Ukraine. Yet, Ukraine’s allies have a strong leverage on Russian LNG exports, writes Andrii Zhupanyn.
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