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Western officials finalising plans for Russia oil-price cap

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:46
US and Western officials are finalising plans to impose a cap on Russian oil prices amid a warning from the World Bank that any plan will need active participation of emerging market economies to be effective.
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Europeans lose faith in governments to prevent climate catastrophe

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:45
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about NATO's Stoltenberg saying he will personally speak to Erdogan about Finland and Sweden's accession, Poland's ruling withdrawing a controversial company board bill, and so much more.
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Greeks seek ‘dynamic reset’ in German relations through Sholz’s visit

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:29
The Greek government views the visit of German chancellor Olaf Scholz in Athens as a chance for a “dynamic reset” of bilateral relations between Greece and Germany, also positively noting he will not visit Ankara after, as is usually the...
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Poland’s energy transition will cost €135bn by 2030, report finds

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:29
The transformation of Poland's energy sector, including measures to support the ailing coal mining sector, could cost up to €135 billion by 2030, according to a new report by management consultancy EY Poland.
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EU announces €500 million energy support package for Western Balkans

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:27
The European Union has pledged €500 million to improve energy infrastructure in the Western Balkans, commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday (26 October) in North Macedonia on the first stop of a tour of the region.
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Serbian president convenes national security council over Kosovo number plates

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:25
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić called a session of the national security council for 10am on Thursday to discuss the approaching deadline for removing Serbian plates from cars in Kosovo, Klix.ba reported. The government of Kosovo is planning to implement an...
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Ukrainians hold out in east, prepare battle for Kherson

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:20
Ukrainian troops are holding out against repeated attacks by Russian forces in two eastern towns while those at the southern front are poised to battle for the strategic Kherson region, which Russia appears to be reinforcing.
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Hungarian opposition filibusters state’s near-exit from social security

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:18
Hungarian green opposition MPs took the floor in the legislative for almost 24 hours to speak against proposed amendments to 1993 social law that would see the state retreat to a position of social security provider of last resort. At...
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Albanian asylum applications in EU soar amid calls to clamp down

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:15
Asylum applications of Albanian citizens in the EU increased by 68% over the summer compared to the same period last year, bringing the total to 6,860, despite international calls to clamp down on the issue. This figure, derived from preliminary...
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Lega Senator: Ukrainians won’t decide war’s handling alone

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:15
Ukrainians should not be left to make all the decisions about their future alone following Russia’s invasion, instead, the international community should have a role, taking into account the country’s interests, a Lega senator said. The comment came in response...
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Rape used as weapon of war in Kosovo, calls for justice intensify

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:11
Rape and sexual violence were used as weapons of war by Serbs against ethnic Albanian men and women during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War, the Kosovo Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims wrote in a new report which it says survivors can...
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Slovenia inadvertently dragged into Russian ‘dirty bomb’ campaign

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:10
Slovenia has become inadvertently involved in a Russian claim that Ukraine is building a “dirty bomb,” forcing the government to issue a statement stressing that nuclear waste is being stored safely. In a Twitter post on 25 October, the Russian...
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Romanian PM optimistic about “Schengen objective”

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:07
Romania is prepared for  Schengen accession as attested by “the very good conclusions of the recent evaluation mission,” Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said following recent talks with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels. During the meeting, Ciuca...
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Bulgaria announces end of fuel rebate scheme

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:05
The fuel rebate scheme that currently gives Bulgarians 12.5 euro cents for every litre of fuel filled at the petrol station will stop from 1 December, Finance Minister Rositsa Velkova announced. The measure, which the Commission has criticised, will stop...
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Europeans lose faith in governments to prevent climate catastrophe

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:04
Europeans trail the pack in trusting their governments to take the necessary actions to fight climate change, while an overwhelming majority fears a climate catastrophe if they fail to step up, an EIB-BVA poll that compared responses from across the...
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Slovakia to step up fight against extremism following queer bar killings

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:00
Interior Minister Roman Mikulec has promised to intensify the fight against hate speech and extremism following the terrorist attack outside a queer bar in Bratislava in mid-October that left two LGBTIQ+ people dead. The interior ministry’s Centre for Combating Hybrid...
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Rethinking our buildings for people and planet [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 05:00
The EPBD revision is our opportunity to make buildings resilient while improving living conditions. For this, we must treat energy efficiency as the ‘first fuel’ and introduce a holistic approach to buildings, leveraging all benefits, across energy, climate and health....
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Poland’s ruling PiS abandons controversial company board bill

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 04:54
The ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) has abandoned that would have allowed its people to remain on the boards of state-owned companies even after a potential defeat in the elections next year. The bill was tabled by PiS representatives...
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Malta’s cash-for-passport scheme is on the rocks, government ploughs ahead

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 04:52
Malta’s cash-for-passport scheme is set to bring in €40 million less in 2023, according to the recently published state budget, meaning the government has no plans to drop it, despite EU pressure. The scheme sees the government hawk Maltese citizenship...
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Spain’s Sánchez visits Kenya to explore business ties

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-10-27 04:52
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s official state visit to Kenya started on Wednesday, with the Spanish leader speaking to Spanish business representatives in the country to discuss opportunities regarding energy and agriculture. Sánchez arrived in Nairobi from Madrid on Tuesday in...
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