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Protesting Slovak truck drivers refuse to be labelled ‘freedom convoy’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 06:12
Tens of truck drivers partially blocked main entry to Bratislava on Monday, in a protest against high energy prices and lack of action from the government. The protest was backed by the leader of the far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia...
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DSA could grant data access to CEE “elves” fighting against Kremlin propaganda

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 06:10
Western stakeholders must look for innovative ways to counter the Russian information war, including cyberactivism a new study argues. Moreover, the new EU’s Digital Services Act could unlock databases of the big internet platforms, making the work of cyber activists...
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Hungarian opposition chooses Oxford professor as presidential nominee

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 06:09
The United Hungarian opposition will put forward economist Péter Róna to run against Fidesz nominee ex-family minister Katalin Novák for Hungarian head of state, the parties announced on Monday, Telex reported. The five-year term of sitting President János Áder expires in...
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Portugal to join NATO ‘rapid response force’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 06:03
Portugal is to participate in 2022 in the NATO `Response Force’, a multinational joint force of high readiness “capable of ensuring a rapid military response to an emerging crisis”, contemplating a `task force’ that can be activated by the Atlantic...
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Spain’s PP party to govern Castilla and León alone, with VOX wanting ‘piece of the pie’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 06:02
Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, the leader of the centre-right Partido Popular (PP) in Castilla and León, Europe’s largest region, on Monday reaffirmed his will to govern alone after his party secured a narrow victory in Sunday’s local election. Vox, the third...
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European data authorities launch a joint investigation on the public sector’s use of cloud

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 06:01
A joint investigation was launched by 22 national data protection authorities on Tuesday (15 February) on how the public sector uses cloud services.
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Russian mercenaries with spy links increasing presence in Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 06:01
Russian mercenaries with ties to Moscow's spies have increased their presence in Ukraine in recent weeks, stoking fears among some NATO members that Russia could try to engineer a pretext for an invasion, three senior Western security sources said.
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ECB faces backlash over green strategy ‘distraction’ from inflation fight

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 06:00
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde faced a backlash in the European Parliament on Monday (14 February) from conservative lawmakers criticising the ECB's green strategy as a "distraction" from its duty to tame inflation.
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A new honesty [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 06:00
The forthcoming summit of the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) must signalise a new beginning. If there is to be a new alliance with Africa, as announced by the French EU Presidency, Europe must, above all, do...
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Swedish health authorities recommend fourth dose for everyone over 80

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 05:58
The Public Health Agency has recommended those over 80 take a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The recommendation also applies to people living in special housing and to those who have home care. The spread of COVID-19 is described by...
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German minehunters arrive in the Gulf of Finland

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 05:57
Two German minehunter vessels arrived in the Gulf of Finland during the weekend on behalf of NATO and are now patrolling the water areas between Finland and Estonia, according to media in both countries. Finland, Estonia and NATO have a...
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Scottish government parties split on freeports

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 05:55
Scotland and the UK will establish two green freeports north of the border according to an agreement made ahead of a visit from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week. The UK government sees freeports as one of the best...
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Deal on EU tech rules possible by June, key lawmaker says

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 05:55
European Union lawmakers and countries could reach a deal by the end of June on proposed tech rules forcing online platforms to better police the internet despite differences in their approach, the lawmaker steering the negotiations said on Monday (14 February).
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Irish Foreign Minister in Iran as UN facilitator for nuclear deal talks

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 05:51
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney visited Iran on Monday to discuss the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. Ireland, which is halfway through its two-year term as an elected member of the UN Security Council, has been appointed...
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Bas-Rhin bans ‘freedom convoys’ amid Strasbourg plenary session

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 05:46
The so-called “freedom convoys” will be banned in Strasbourg from 14-17 February so that there are no disruptions during the EU Parliament’s plenary session, the Bas-Rhin prefecture decided on Monday. The prefecture justified its decision after noticing that “several road...
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EU should consider sanctions on Bosnian Serbs if crisis worsens, document says

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 05:44
The European Union should consider sanctions on Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic (RS) and also withhold financial support if the Balkan country's crisis continues to worsen, according to an internal EU document seen by Reuters.
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Polish government accused of manipulating energy lobby in anti-Brussels ad campaign

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 05:35
The Ministry of State Assets manipulated energy companies to participate in a TV and billboard campaign worth over €2,600,000, blaming the EU for the rise in energy prices reported news service Wirtualna Polska (WP). Sine January large billboards and TV adverts have...
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F-16 delivery for the Bulgarian army delayed by two years

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 05:35
The delivery of the eight F-16 fighters to the Bulgarian army will be delayed by two years, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov announced on 12 February. The prime minister explained that the reason for the delay was the Covid-19 pandemic and disrupted supplies. Bulgarian...
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Two Greeks shot dead by Ukrainian soldiers

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 05:34
Two Greek expatriates lost their lives, and two others were seriously injured after a clash with Ukrainian soldiers, the foreign ministry announced, urging Greeks to immediately leave Ukraine. The incident took place in the village of Granitna, near the contact...
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Austria pledges support for Switzerland in EU negotiations

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-15 05:33
Austria will support Switzerland in its complex negotiations with the EU, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said during his inaugural visit to the country, where he also demanded the European Commission take Switzerland’s specific position more into account. “The EU Commission...
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