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EU invites young people to apply for free interrail passes

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 13:57
The European Commission has opened applications for free DiscoverEU passes, which will allow 70,000 18-year-olds to explore Europe by train.
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Irresponsible Germany

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 12:56
German politicians loved to rail against the "irresponsible" Greeks during the euro crisis, when public debt in Greece soared to unsustainable heights. Now, it turns out, it is Germany that has acted irresponsibly in making its economy dependent on Russian gas.
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Russia and China align on war disinformation, EU service says

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 12:48
China is pushing narratives about the war in Ukraine, in many cases amplifying Russian disinformation, according to the EU’s foreign policy body. 
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Zelenskyy speech at Greek parliament overshadowed by Azov video

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 12:37
A speech by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the Greek parliament on Thursday was overshadowed by the inclusion of a video message from the far-right militia group, the Azov Battalion that was addressed to lawmakers.
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Cultivated meat companies gear up for first EU approval applications

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 12:21
Amid burgeoning interest in plant-based diets, European cultivated meat companies are preparing to take their first steps towards gaining EU approval. But some warn the technology could do more harm than good.
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Air pollution threatens health of billions of people around the world, warns WHO

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 12:01
Ninety-nine per cent of the global population lives in places that exceed World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality standards, threatening health and causing premature deaths, according to a new study published this week.
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Germany warns of spillover-effect of Ukraine war in Western Balkans

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 11:51
The German government has warned of Russia's destabilisation strategies, possibly challenging peace and stability in the Western Balkan region, most notably in the already dysfunctional Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
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Speed up green transition to break from Russian fossil fuels, say 11 EU countries

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 11:20
Europe must speed up the rollout of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to eleven EU countries.
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We sanction the internet at our peril: Cutting off Russia will damage the global internet

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 10:46
Russia's attack on Ukraine has overturned norms that have guided European foreign policy for decades and pushed governments to consider previously unthinkable sweeping sanctions. But the breathtaking speed of action may have unintended consequences for our shared, global Internet, write David Frautschy and Constance Bommelaer. 
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Germany to use controversial biomass amid energy crisis

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 10:37
Biomass will be used to meet particularly high energy demands, according to the German government's so-called "Easter Package", which aims to use agricultural raw materials for energy production in response to the war in Ukraine.
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Ukraine seeks ruinous sanctions on Russia amid European hesitancy

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 06:02
Ukraine wants sanctions that are economically destructive enough for Russia to end its war after accusing some countries of still prioritising money over punishment for civilian killings that the West condemns as war crimes.
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EU Commission urged to stop funding Balkan fossil fuel projects

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 05:50
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Sweden only expelling three Russian spies working undercover in the Russian embassy of Stockholm, France increasing its annual contribution to the International Criminal Court, and so much more.
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EU Commission urged to stop funding Balkan fossil fuel projects

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 05:50
The European Commission should stop supporting and funding fossil gas projects in the Western Balkans and instead focus on sustainable energy, a group of civil society organisations from the region has said. As the war in Ukraine rages on, sending gas prices...
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‘Ukrainians hope to glue the pieces of their lives back together’

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 05:47
Now that the Russian army retreated from the northern part of Ukraine, many Ukrainians hope to return to their homes, find their missing relatives, and for the war to end in their favour, writes Roman Rukomeda.
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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree Karabakh peace talks, will discuss border

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 05:35
Armenia and Azerbaijan on Wednesday (6 April) agreed to peace talks to address tensions over the long-disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, which borders both nations, the office of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said.
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Albanian lakes face water shortage threatening hydropower production

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 05:32
A potential water shortage in critical reservoirs is one of the latest issues to face Albania amid the ongoing energy crisis. Water reserves in the north of the country that supplies the main hydropower plants are reported to be dangerously...
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Germany split over ramping up food production

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 05:30
The debate over scrapping environmental measures to produce more food and mitigate problems caused by the Ukraine war has split German policymakers and so far, federal and regional governments have not been able to find a middle ground.
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Kosovo president criticises Open Balkan, Serbia, and Albanian indifference

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 05:28
President Vjosa Osmani has criticised Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama for his continued collaboration with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić on the Open Balkan project. The Open Balkan initiative is between the governments of Albania, Serbia and North Macedonia and provides...
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US is targeting Putin’s daughters Katerina and Maria

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 05:25
The United States' latest round of sanctions on Russia includes two new targets: Russian President Vladimir Putin's two adult daughters, Katerina and Maria, who US officials believe are hiding Putin's wealth.
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Photovoltaic plant in North Macedonia test run

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-04-07 05:25
North Macedonia’s state-owned electricity company ESM started a test operation for a 10 MW photovoltaic plant built at the location of an old coal mine in the Oslomej village, the government said. This is the first energy transition of coal-fired...
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