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Europe enters global biodiversity conference with big ambitions

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 06:40
As world nations gather in Montreal for the United Nations biodiversity conference (COP15), the European Union is resolved to show its leadership by defending targets to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity.
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French government on high alert over winter power cuts

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 06:24
Concerns over power cut risks during winter are keeping the French government on high alert, with President Emmanuel Macron and other ministers hitting back at critics for their “clumsy” and “fearmongering” remarks, insisting the country “will hold out”. The government...
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Latvia cancels licence of exiled Russian television station TV Rain

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 06:20
Latvia has cancelled the licence of Russian independent television station TV Rain after the company was branded a threat to national security, the state broadcasting regulator said on Tuesday (6 December).
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The Critical Raw Materials Act: our pathway out of Europe’s looming deindustralisation? [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 06:00
For decades, Europe has increasingly outsourced industry, manufacturing, and the production and processing of raw materials to low-wage countries, turning a blind eye to the sustainability (or lack thereof!) of imported products because it was expedient and made short-term economic sense. But the fallout of the pandemic and war in Ukraine is making the pendulum swing the other way.
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Romania not responsible for Austria’s migration problem, says minister

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:59
The migration issues that Austria is facing are not imputable to Romania, Internal Affairs Minister Lucian Bode said in response to Austria saying it opposes Romania joining the passport-free Schengen area due to the many migrants that pass through the...
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EU countries to consider lowering gas price cap to €220/MWh

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:58
EU countries want to ease conditions for a proposed gas price cap to be triggered following criticism that the European Commission’s model was too strict, according to a leaked draft, seen by EURACTIV.
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Slovenia unveils €1.2 billion aid scheme for businesses

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:57
The government has unveiled a €1.2 billion-heavy plan to help companies most affected by the energy crisis, including with measures such as subsidies for electricity, gas and steam, a state subsidy scheme for furlough and part-time work, and liquidity loans....
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Bulgaria getting ready to mint own euro coins

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:54
President Rumen Radev announced that Bulgaria is starting preparations for minting euro coins, a move viewed as symbolic as the not-yet Eurozone country is showing willingness to one day adopt the euro. In a memorandum signed Tuesday, Bulgaria, Eurozone countries...
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US, Britain launch partnership to boost LNG supplies

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:52
The United States and Britain announced on Wednesday (7 December) an energy partnership aimed at sustaining a higher level of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to Britain and collaborating on ways to increase energy efficiency.
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New Slovak nuclear reactor forced to delay electricity production

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:50
The newly built Mochovce nuclear power plant, the country’s third, will have to delay electricity production due to a technical fault that could cause financial hardship for the plant’s owner. Technicians identified a minor leak during stress tests a few...
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Czech National Bank says country not ready for euro adoption

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:49
The Czech Republic is not ready to meet the criteria for joining the Eurozone and the government should refrain from setting a date for adopting the euro, for now, a document presented by the finance ministry and the Czech National...
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Albanian PM apologises for Greece comments to EURACTIV

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:46
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama apologised to his counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis over comments made about Greece during an interview with EURACTIV, Greek media reported. Previously, in an interview with EURACTIV’s Alice Taylor in Tirana, Rama said candidate countries should not...
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Portugal dismisses police officers for rule of law violation

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:41
Breaches of fundamental rule of law values resulted in 107 dismissals, forced retirements and expulsions within the Portuguese police force since 2019, Internal Administration Minister José Luís Carneiro announced on Tuesday. Lawmakers heard Carneiro during Tuesday’s hearing on the alleged...
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Spain celebrates Constitution amid growing political tensions

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:40
Spain commemorated the 44th anniversary of its Constitution on Tuesday amid growing political tensions ahead of the general election due to be held in December 2023. To celebrate the adoption of the Constitution in 1978 that followed almost 40 years...
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Italy to reform wiretapping practices amid safety concerns

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:39
The Italian government is looking to reform the use of wiretapping as the practice costs millions and is often used as a means to pressure political opponents, including via the press. Italian Justice Minister Carlo Nordio presented measures to reform...
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Ukraine demonstrates ability to strike far inside Russia

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:37
A third Russian airfield was set ablaze by a drone strike, a day after Ukraine demonstrated an apparent new ability to penetrate hundreds of kilometres into Russia with attacks on two air bases.
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Ukraine war prompts new cuts to UK aid spending

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:33
The war in Ukraine will result in “fierce and draconian” cuts of about 30% to UK overseas aid spending, Development Minister Andrew Mitchell told lawmakers on Tuesday, conceding that the UK has lost its position as a world leader in...
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Austria doubles down on threat to veto Schengen expansion

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:32
Austria will use its veto to oppose admitting Romania and Bulgaria into the EU’s border-free Schengen Area, Europe Minister Karoline Edtstadler reaffirmed on Tuesday. On Thursday, EU Interior Ministers are set to vote on the Schengen accession of Bulgaria, Romania,...
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Poland slams Macron’s call to discuss ‘security guarantees’ with Putin

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:29
Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz criticised French President Emmanuel Macron for his idea that the West should consider how to address Moscow’s need for security guarantees to end the war in Ukraine. Speaking to several media, including CBS during...
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Two private Serbian TVs go off air to protest poor media freedom

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-07 05:28
Two private broadcasters in Serbia – N1 Srbija and Nova, known to be highly critical of the authorities – stopped broadcasting for 24 hours on Tuesday, in protest at the poor state of media freedom in the Western Balkan EU...
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