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French strike tests discontent waters

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 05:11
A general strike is set to bring the country to a standstill on Tuesday, in a show of unions’ strength that will be scrutinised by all, but It remains to be seen whether this is the start of a movement...
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Dozens of LNG-laden ships queue off Europe’s coasts unable to unload

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 05:10
Dozens of ships carrying LNG circling off the coasts of Spain unable to secure slots to unload have prompted grid operators for the country to warn they may have to suspend loading to deal with this "exceptional situation".
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Albanian teachers stage protest, demand 50% wage increase

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 05:03
Students and lecturers have warned of protests due to the government’s failure to respond to demands for higher salaries and improved working conditions as the 2022-2023 academic year started on Monday in Albania. University staff and students protested for two...
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Serbian president remains firmly against EU’s Russian sanctions

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 05:02
Serbian President Aleksander Vucic has once again doubled down on his refusal to align with EU sanctions against Russia, despite growing pressure from the EU. The Western Balkan country has refused to align with sanctions laid down following Russia’s invasion...
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Politicians leading source of pressure on Bulgarian journalists

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 05:01
Over 72% of surveyed Bulgarian journalists say politicians remain the most widespread source of external pressure on journalists, according to the annual study Media Under Fire by the Association of European Journalists Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria). The increase in internal pressure and...
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Small Croatian distributors file constitutional suit against price caps

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 05:01
Croatia’s small gasoline retailers have filed a suit with the country’s Constitutional Court to protect their assets from being eroded by “the reckless energy policy” of the government. The government set a fresh price cap on oil derivatives on Monday...
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Alzheimer’s disease: Building hope for a better future [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 05:00
Scientific advances in the detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease offer cause for optimism, but health systems will need to evolve to deliver meaningful change for those affected.
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UAE summons EU mission head to explain Borrell comments it says were racist

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:53
The United Arab Emirates on Monday summoned the acting head of the mission at the EU delegation to the UAE, asking for explanation of what it said were racist comments made by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell last week.
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Proposed Slovak budget unacceptable for exhausted medical personnel

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:53
Slovak Health Minister Vladimír Lengvarský (OĽaNO) strongly disagrees with the next year’s budget proposed by the finance ministry as healthcare workers threaten they will quit en masse if the system does not get more money. Next year’s budget is a...
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European Commission to freeze Poland’s cohesion money

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:52
The European Commission cannot launch the payments from the cohesion policy for Poland due to Warsaw’s failure to comply with crucial EU requirements on fundamental rights. Poland was to receive €75 billion from the Cohesion Fund under the new Multiannual...
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Malta’s iconic cheese to be considered by Brussels

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:44
Malta is set to apply for EU protective status for its famous cheese, the Gbejna, but stakeholders are divided over whether it will benefit the local cheese sector. The Gbejna is a round cheeselet made in Malta and its sister...
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Ireland set to launch first satellite

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:43
An agreement signed between Dublin and the European Space Agency has officially paved the way for the launch of Ireland’s first satellite. Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Minister for Business, Employment and Retail Damien English on Monday participated in...
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EU warns Iran more sanctions likely over alleged drone supplies to Russia

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:38
EU member states on Monday expressed political backing to impose fresh sanctions on Iran for its military support for Russia’s war in Ukraine, if it is proven that the strikes on Kyiv have been carried out with Iranian-made drones.
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Dutch FM Ministry organises Ukraine reconstruction conference

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:35
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold a conference on the reconstruction of Ukraine on Wednesday. Companies, civil society organisations, and the government have all been invited to the conference by Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Liesje Schreinemacher....
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Belgium government coalition divided over colonial past response

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:34
Belgian coalition government MPs involved in a special committee on Belgium’s colonial past appeared divided on Monday over whether the kingdom should apologise for its actions in former colonies and pay compensation. After two years of work and nearly 300...
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Vienna reaches shelter limit for refugees

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:33
Refugee shelters in Vienna operating at a capacity of 179%, causing significant strain on authorities and practical problems for refugees as winter draws in. There are currently around 35,000 refugees residing in Vienna, over 15,000 more than what the city...
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Croatian businessmen rebel against ‘euro conversion tax’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:25
An association of Croatian entrepreneurs, UGP, has raised its voice against government plans to charge a 2,500 kuna (€330) fee for registering the denomination of basic company capital from kuna into euro in court registries as the country prepares to...
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Czechia pitches ‘flexible responsibility’ to solve EU migration reform woes

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:23
The Czech Council of the EU Presidency has submitted a new proposal on the EU’s long-delayed migration and asylum policy reform amid renews migration pressures in Europe. Amid the current influx of migrants to the bloc, the proposal revises the...
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Spanish socialist party leads poll ahead of 2023 elections

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:22
Spain’s Socialist Party leads the way with 31.7% in vote estimates in a fresh poll published on Monday, increasing its advantage over centre-right Partido Popular and far-right Vox ahead of municipal and general elections to be held in 2023. According...
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Swedish parliament approves far-right-backed government amid Liberal discontent

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:22
Centre-right Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson was approved by the Riksdag as the new prime minister by a narrow majority on Monday, but liberal critics in Brussels and his newly-formed coalition say the agreement favours the far-right. As expected, centre-right Moderates...
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