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Persons with disabilities in Ukraine face a ‘crisis within a crisis’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 13:06
Civil society calls on the EU, national governments and humanitarian organisations to step up efforts to protect Ukraine's 2.7 million persons with disabilities who risk abandonment, death or a lack of shelter amid Russia's invasion
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As West shuns Moscow, officials say India eyes more cheap Russian oil

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 12:43
India may take up a Russian offer to buy oil and other commodities at a discount, Indian officials said, in a sign that Delhi wants to keep its trading partner on board despite Western attempts to isolate Moscow through sanctions.
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No French election campaign website is fully GDPR-compliant

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 12:22
French campaign websites fail to meet EU personal data protection standards, with President Emmanuel Macron's - who recently announced his re-election run - performing the worst. EURACTIV France reports.
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‘Ukrainians unite against the Russian aggression as one big family’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 10:12
Living in Ukraine, being a part of this great national unity, feeling this joint heartbeat makes us so proud and happy, writes Roman Rukomeda.
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The metamorphosis of Visegrad’s populists

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 09:44
Europe’s populists in power in Poland, Hungary, and Slovenia see being migrant-friendly supporters of Ukraine as an excellent opportunity to clean their image, but the proof will be in how they defend democracy at home, writes Sam van der Staak.
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Russian oil is the EU’s Achilles heel – but it doesn’t have to be

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 09:30
European motorists' are unwittingly funding Russia's invasion of Ukraine at the petrol pump. The EU has a moral obligation to radically reduce its Russian oil imports by 2025, argue Marcin Korolec and William Todts.
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Prime ministers of Poland, Czech Republic and Slovenia go to Kyiv

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 08:00
The prime ministers of Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovenia are set to meet with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in the country's besieged capital Kyiv on Tuesday (15 March).
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With China in mind, EU agrees on rules to force open tenders

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 07:54
Negotiators from the European Parliament and member state governments agreed on Monday (14 March) on new rules to limit access to the two trillion euros worth of European public tenders in a move designed to pressure countries such as China to open up their markets.
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Macron’s rivals bemoan lack of debate ahead of first election round

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 07:50
With the presidential elections less than a month away, a proper debate between candidates is yet to occur, with some even refusing to do so before the first round of voting. EURACTIV France reports.
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Putin’s accomplices will also have to answer for their crimes

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 07:30
On 28 February, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced the opening of an investigation into crimes committed in Ukraine. In addition, 39 countries have asked the Court to investigate the Ukrainian situation. Everyone understands that Vladimir Putin may be called to account before the Court. But all those who are complicit in his actions, by action or omission, all those who arm him or finance his actions, must know that they too can be brought to justice and end their lives in prison if their complicity is proven, write a group of senior EU lawmakers.
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Dutch limit gas production at Groningen despite energy crisis

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 07:25
The Netherlands on Monday (14 March) said output from the Groningen gas field would be only a last option to secure its energy needs in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as it cut its production forecast for the...
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China’s soaring COVID case load raises concerns about costs of containment

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 07:24
China posted a steep jump in daily COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, with new cases more than doubling from a day earlier to hit a two-year high, raising concerns about the rising economic costs of the country's tough containment measures.
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EU countries eye coal over gas supply fears

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:36
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Before you start reading today’s edition of the Capitals, feel free to have a look at...
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Euro zone ready to reverse planned fiscal policy tightening amid Ukraine war

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:35
Euro zone finance ministers agreed on Monday (14 March) to tighten fiscal policy a little next year after three years of pumping billions into the economy due to the coronavirus pandemic, but also to be ready with more cash should the war in Ukraine make it necessary.
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EU countries eye coal over gas supply fears

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:30
Several EU countries have put their coal phase-out plans on hold as to continue would mean relying on natural gas imports from Russia. Instead of investments in gas infrastructure, renewables or other alternatives, the extension of coal mining is considered...
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Russian support for Serbia no longer possible

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:26
Since 24 February, when Russia invaded Ukraine, Serbia can no longer afford to maintain a policy of simultaneous closeness both with the West and Russia, writes Orhan Dragaš.
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US raises concerns about China aligning with Russia at ‘intense’ meeting

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:26
US national security adviser Jake Sullivan raised concerns about China's alignment with Russia in a meeting with a Chinese diplomat as Washington warned of the isolation and penalties Beijing will face if it helps Moscow in its invasion of Ukraine.
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Widespread support in EU Parliament for 45% renewable energy target

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:25
In reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there is growing support across the European Parliament to increase the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target and break away from Russian fossil fuels, lawmakers from across the political spectrum told EURACTIV.
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Albanian prime minister says Brussels oppose Putin-favouring cost of living protests

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:16
As the sixth consecutive day of nationwide non-partisan protests against high taxes and government corruption took place in Tirana, Prime Minister Edi Rama has said an official in Brussels told him these protests are in favour of Russia. The protests...
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Borrell gives no date for start of EU accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:14
The EU should start formal accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania as soon as possible, EU chief diplomat Josep Borell has said without mentioning a date, again. This is to enhance the security and defence of the Balkans as...
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