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Rama: Greek interference in Albanian justice has no place in democracy, sovereignty

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:32
Greece’s threats to block Albania’s EU accession path over the arrest of Albanian ethnic Greek Mayor of Himare Fredi Beleri on suspicion of vote buying are a complete contradiction of the country’s sovereign right to exercise and implement its own...
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China slowdown ‘mostly positive’ for EU economy, says Bruegel economist

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:30
China's economic slowdown could help reduce inflation in Europe, while economic loss felt by EU companies due to reduced exports would likely be felt anyway as China pivots towards more self-reliance, economist Alicia García-Herrero told EURACTIV in an interview.
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ECB-Panetta: Capital Markets Union might require EU fiscal capacity

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:28
The outgoing member of the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB) Fabio Panetta argued that a genuine Capital Markets Union (CMU) might require the EU to have a standing fiscal capacity with a borrowing function.
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Athens fumes after NATO praises Turkey over 1922 war victory against Greece

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:25
Greece filed a complaint to NATO’s chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday after the Ankara-based Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) praised on social media Turkey over its victory against Greece in a war in 1922.
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Poland OK’s new legislation for constructing renewable energy sources

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:23
A bill aimed at increasing the share of renewable energy sources in Poland’s energy mix will enter into force soon after being signed off by President Andrzej Duda. “This means that RES micro-installations will be able to reach 150 kW....
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Portuguese government made no effort with sanctions on Russia, says think tank

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:21
The government has made ‘no effort’ since the start of the war in Ukraine to apply the sanctions defined by the EU, particularly with regard to the assets of Russian oligarchs, said Portugal’s Frente Cívica (Civic Front) association on Wednesday....
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Spanish foreign ministry complains to UK over Gibraltar waters incident

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:20
The Spanish Foreign Ministry has lodged a formal complaint with the UK’s embassy in Madrid over what Madrid deems to be three ‘serious incidents’ in waters near the Rock of Gibraltar in August. According to a ministry source in touch...
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Sánchez rejects Feijóo’s ‘offer’ of two-year government, to ‘save own skin’

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:18
Partido Popular leader Alberto Núñez Feijóo only wants to ‘save his own skin’ with the offer he made to acting Prime Minister and socialist leader Pedro Sánchez to put in place a two-year conservative government, the spokesperson of the progressive...
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Norwegian foreign minister engulfed in arms scandal

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:17
Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt’s husband bought shares in arms manufacturer Kongsberg Gruppen in recent years while she was in office, although she was unaware at the time, the minister told a press conference on Wednesday. “Based on an assessment by...
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Belgian PM rejects undocumented migrant regulation to address unemployment

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:12
Prime Minister Alexander De Croo (Open VLD, Renew) positioned himself against a proposal aiming to regulate undocumented migrants – which was issued to address the unemployment crisis in Wallonia – on Wednesday. This proposal was made earlier this summer in...
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Politicians question France’s doctrine in Africa amid Gabon coup

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:11
While radical left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon accused French President Emmanuel Macron of having supported incumbent president Ali Bongo until the end, Marine Le Pen pointed to the- in her words- pitiful results of the government’s African policy. In Gabon, Ali...
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Bulgarian oligarch tries to get off Magnitsky list

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:08
Bulgarian oligarch Vasil Bozhkov, who returned home from Dubai on Friday after three years in hiding from multiple criminal charges, is trying to get off the US sanctions list under the Global Magnitsky Act, where he ended up in the...
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Meeting European Targets: The Journey to 100% Recyclable Packaging

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 05:00
The European Commission wants ALL packaging recyclable by 2030. A reduction in waste is also targeted, along with increased reuse and refill. But is the food and beverage industry on course to do its part to meet those European targets?...
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Czech ANO party presents evidence of liberalism to remain in EU’s ALDE party

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 04:58
The Czech ANO party of former Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has given ALDE – a pan-European liberal political party, which is represented in the European Parliament as Renew Europe – materials in which it defends its liberalism in a bid...
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Swedish Liberals and far-right clash over school’s duty to report illegal children

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 04:57
An argument broke out between the ruling Liberals and their ally far-right party, Sweden Democrats, over the obligation for schools to report children from undocumented families on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) reportedly demanded that the Liberal...
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Germany to declare Georgia, Moldova safe countries to easily reject asylum bids

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 04:56
The German government will make it easier to reject asylum applications from Georgia and Moldova by classifying them as safe countries of origin in legislation that was passed by the cabinet at a two-day retreat at Meseberg Castle and will...
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Meloni minces words over China’s Belt and Road Initiative

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 04:54
Italy will have to decide whether or not to renew the ‘Silk Road’ or ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) by the end of the year, but Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has shied away from giving a definitive indication of...
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White House: North Korea, Russia arms talks advancing

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 04:46
The United States is concerned that arms negotiations between Russia and North Korea are advancing actively, the White House said on Wednesday (30 August).
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US working with Romania, others to increase grain exports via Danube

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 04:32
The US is working with Romania and Moldova to increase Ukraine's grain exports via the Danube river as it explores alternative routes after Russia pulled out of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, a US official said on 30 August.
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Landsbergis: We need to give Ukraine the ‘stick’ it needs

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 04:30
Failure to give Ukraine the support it needs to defend itself against the Russian invasion will have a higher cost for everyone, including European countries, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrelius Landsbergis told EURACTIV.
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