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Battle rages for Ukrainian region of Donbas

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-05-16 03:51
Russia pummelled positions in the east of Ukraine on Sunday (15 May), its defence ministry said, as it sought to encircle Ukrainian forces in the battle for Donbas and fend off a counteroffensive around the strategic Russian-controlled city of Izium.
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Ukraine hopes to host 2023 Eurovision in ‘free’ Mariupol, amid technical challenges

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2022-05-15 11:29
After winning the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) on Saturday (14 May), Ukraine is expected to host the gala event next year, highlighting another symbol of its renewed European integration. However, with the war still raging in its territory, the prospect of holding the 2023 edition in Ukraine remains daunting.
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Global Europe Brief: Will Turkey be a stumbling block for NATO enlargement?

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2022-05-15 08:28
In this week’s edition: Nordic NATO bid, Foreign Affairs Council preview and Ukraine latest.
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Ukraine wages counteroffensive against Russian forces in east

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2022-05-15 05:00
Ukrainian forces have launched a counteroffensive near the Russian-held town of Izium in eastern Ukraine, a regional governor said on Saturday (14 May), in what could prove a serious setback for Moscow's plans to capture the entire Donbas region.
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Folk rappers from Ukraine win Eurovision in musical morale boost

EURACTIV News - Sun, 2022-05-15 04:42
Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest Sunday (15 May) with an infectious hip-hop folk melody, as the embattled nation rides a wave of public support across Europe.
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From Eurovision to the European Parliament: 3 contestants who made the big leap

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2022-05-14 10:22
Nana, Iva, and Dana: three singers whose voices have resonated from the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) to the plenary of the European Parliament.
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Politics cannot be avoided but impact on contest limited, says Eurovision organiser

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2022-05-14 07:38
It is naive to think cultural institutions can be wholly separated from what is happening in the world and the invasion of Ukraine was so extraordinary that it required an exceptional reaction, the head of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)...
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Georgia’s separatist region of South Ossetia to hold referendum on joining Russia

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2022-05-14 06:10
The leader of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia on Friday (13 May) set 17 July as a date for a referendum on joining Russia.
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Ukraine thwarts Russian forces at river, sees long fight ahead

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2022-05-14 05:49
Ukrainian forces destroyed parts of a Russian armoured column as it tried to cross a river in the Donbas region, video from Ukraine's military showed on 13 May, as the Ukrainian defence minister predicted many weeks of grinding fighting ahead.
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Why Eurovision is a big deal for Ukrainians – and not only this year

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-05-13 17:18
For Ukrainians, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) has always been deeply connected with political issues and claims. This year, the political contextualization became even sharper after the Russian invasion of the country.
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Scholz to face major litmus test in elections of largest German state

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-05-13 15:35
On Sunday, 15 May, voters in the largest German state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), will head to the polls. The results in the 17 million inhabitant state will be the first time that Chancellor Olaf Scholz is being judged by voters.
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The Brief – Treaty change

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-05-13 14:41
The public remarks made by a group of EU leaders, including Ursula von der Leyen, Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, hinting at "the need to reform" the bloc have suddenly given life to the idea of a new EU treaty that would have been very unlikely just a few months ago.
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Ukraine minister seeks G7 help to export 40 million tonnes of grain

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-05-13 14:38
Global food security and the impact of Russia’s invasion are high on the agenda of the G7 agriculture ministers meeting on Friday and Saturday (13-14 May), with Ukrainian minister Mykola Solskyj as a special guest.
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Tesla puts India entry plan on hold after deadlock on tariffs

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-05-13 14:33
Telsa has put on hold plans to sell electric cars in India, abandoned a search for showroom space, and reassigned some of its domestic team after failing to secure lower import taxes, three people familiar with the matter have said.
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Agrifood Brief: A sad tale from the farm

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-05-13 14:08
This week, EURACTIV travelled to the Vendée region of Western France to meet two generations of a farming family who are struggling to make ends meet amid rising costs and a rapidly changing society.
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United Kingdom hopes for a return to Eurovision glory, reverse of Brexit bias

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-05-13 13:47
A quarter of a century has passed since the UK last won the Eurovision Song Contest, leading to years of speculation on whether political events such as Brexit crushed their chances of winning, but this year the tables may well turn.
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Lavrov says EU becoming ‘aggressive, militant, NATO appendage’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-05-13 13:32
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday (13 May) said he doubted the motives of Ukraine's intention of joining the European Union, while accusing Brussels of ambitions beyond the European continent.
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Agrifood Podcast: EU-Turkey agri-trade, Crop rotation debate, Deforestation Law

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-05-13 13:31
This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team brings you the latest on the first high-level meeting to strengthen the EU-Turkey agri-trade and we discuss our thoughts about what to expect from these talks. We also talk about the debate in Germany over...
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EU lawmakers soon to vote half the bloc’s flagship climate package

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-05-13 13:28
The European Parliament's environment committee (ENVI) will vote on Monday and Tuesday (16-17 May) on half the texts in the European Commission's flagship Fit for 55 package aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030.
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Poland pushes for digital and telecoms integration with Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-05-13 13:27
Poland sent a letter to the European Commission asking them to support better digital integration of Ukraine including in the telecoms sector with other countries expected to add their voices to the call.
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