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Podcast: Greek ‘Watergate’ explained

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 05:23
The European Parliament’s PEGA committee will discuss today Greece’s “Watergate” scandal, which found that the phones of journalists were bugged with illegal spyware Predator. EURACTIV spoke with Thanasis Koukakis, an investigative journalist who was a victim of Predator. He explained...
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LEAK: EU plans ‘revenue cap’ on power firms, mandatory electricity savings at peak hours

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 05:21
A draft EU law for the first time introduces obligatory demand reduction targets for electricity consumption, and places “a revenue limit” on power companies making windfall profits from the energy crisis, according to a leaked proposal seen by EURACTIV.
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Putin threatens to stop exporting energy to Europe; Ukraine claims advances in the east

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 05:18
Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to halt all energy shipments to Europe, if Brussels goes ahead with a proposal to cap the price of Russian gas, in a combative speech declaring Russia would not lose the war in Ukraine.
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UN says ‘credible’ accusations Ukraine children forcibly moved to Russia

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 05:15
The United Nations said Wednesday (7 September) there are credible accusations that Moscow's forces have removed children from Ukraine to Russia for adoption as part of larger-scale forced relocations and deportations.
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European industry eyes China as aluminium factories shut

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 05:13
As skyrocketing energy prices take a toll on European aluminium producers resulting in factors shuttering, many players will turn to China to meet the supply crunch of the strategic metals industry, players warn. Many European industries found themselves in full-crisis...
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‘Greek Watergate’ wiretapping scandal explained

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 05:07
This week on the Beyond the Byline podcast, we discuss the wiretapping scandal in Greece. Investigative and financial journalist Thanasis Koukakis explains why the Greek government monitored him while shedding light on how the “Greek Watergate” was revealed. And MEP...
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Animal fats dilemma: How to ensure a balanced use of a precious commodity? [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 05:00
The EU is at the crossroads for decarbonising its transport sector. Sustainable biofuels are part of the solution but negative spill-over effects need to be addressed urgently. The “food vs. fuel” dilemma is well known for oilseed crops, less known for rendered animal fats category 3.
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Iran denies cyber attack on Albania

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:58
The Iranian government denied on Wednesday evening any involvement in a cyberattack against the Albanian government, which led to Prime Minister Edi Rama giving diplomats at the embassy in Tirana 24 hours to leave the country. Rama announced that all...
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Albania set to announce ‘drastic’ energy saving measures amid crisis

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:56
A package of energy-saving measures will be announced on Thursday to help Albanians save vital energy amid the brewing crisis, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Energy and Infrastructure Minister Belinda Balluku. She said the package would be presented by...
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Turkey prepared to support Serbia, Kosovo in overcoming challenges, says Erdogan

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:55
Turkey is ready to support Serbia and Kosovo in overcoming their challenges, hoping for a quick and durable solution as the Balkans cannot tolerate these problems any longer said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a visit to Belgrade on Wednesday....
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Romania’s economy to grow quicker than expected, says finance minister

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:54
Romania’s economy will grow faster than the latest forecasts this year, Finance Minister Adrian Caciu said on Wednesday. The gross domestic product rose by 5.3% in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2021. It was supported mainly...
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Russian ambassador in Bulgaria appears in front row, again

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:54
Russian Ambassador Eleonora Mitrofanova to Bulgaria showed up just behind President Rumen Radev at the culmination of the Unification celebrations in the city of Plovdiv on Tuesday. The Unification is a national holiday in Bulgaria that commemorates the act of...
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Energy efficiency should be taking centre stage in Europe

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:50
As Europe braces for the full impact of the Nord Stream 1 shutdown, there has been a failure to acknowledge that we should be using the energy we already have more efficiently, writes Martin Rossen.
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Slovak PM: Energy firms’ windfall profits tax should go to energy-producing countries

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:46
If the EU would agree to tax excessive profits of energy utilities, Slovakia will promote the redistribution of these funds back to individual countries otherwise, the taxpayers will contribute to the profits of German companies in Slovakia, Prime Minister Eduard...
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Doctors charged with manslaughter after fearing terminating pregnancy

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:46
The public prosecutor’s office has brought charges against three doctors who did not terminate a 30-year-old patient’s defective pregnancy for fear of breaching the country’s strict abortion laws, which resulted in her death. Three doctors have been charged with manslaughter and exposure...
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Portugal’s forest fires burn a third more area than last decade’s average

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:42
Forest fires consumed more than 106,500 hectares in Portugal this year, making it the fourth highest amount of burnt area in the last 10 years, 36% above average, revealed the Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests (ICNF) on Wednesday. The...
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Spanish Economy Minister confident crisis is over despite high inflation

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:42
A message of moderate optimism about the chances of the country’s economy returning to pre-crisis levels was conveyed by Spanish Economy Minister Nadia Calviño on Wednesday. At a digitalisation conference in Madrid on Wednesday morning, Calviño said the left-wing coalition...
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Finland may be heading towards stagnation

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:41
The Finnish economy is in a downward spiral, and the forecast for next year promises zero growth, predicted Nordea, the largest bank in the Nordics, in its outlook released on Wednesday. Before summer, the Finnish economy was expected to grow...
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Dublin prepares for ‘one of the most challenging winters in a generation’

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:40
The Irish government must take “swift and decisive action” to protect the country’s most vulnerable from the impending winter crisis and to cut down fossil fuel use, its advisory panel said. With the publication of its annual report this week, the Climate...
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Truss to set out plans to cap energy bills

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-09-08 04:40
New Prime Minister Liz Truss is expected to unveil plans to cap energy bills in the UK on Thursday, a move that the government is expected to borrow at least £100 billion to fund. Truss, who took office earlier this...
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