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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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Croat leader expects Borrell to prompt election reform in BiH

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:13
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Croat National Council leader, Dragan Čović on Monday said that he expected EU foreign affairs high representative Josep Borrell to prompt an agreement on amendments to the election law and remove the blockade of state institutions when...
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Serbian President says it’s easy for EU to take anger out on Serbia

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:11
It is “always the same self-appointed haters” who are behind a recent call by a group of MEPs to freeze Serbia’s EU accession talks over its stance on Russia because their dream is for Serbia never to advance in any...
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EU to nearly double its police force in Kosovo

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:10
The European Union police and justice mission in Kosovo said it will deploy another 92 special police officers to support NATO troops and local police.
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Croatian air defence system needs upgrading

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:09
Croatia should invest more in its air defence system, after a Soviet-era unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed in Zagreb last week, President Zoran Milanović said on Monday. “The investigation into the nature of the UAV that crashed in Croatia is...
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Romania to extend capping energy prices by one year, asks for EU support

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:07
Romania will ask for the reallocation of unused funds from previous EU-financed programmes to provide aid to Romanian enterprises, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said Monday. In a recorded video statement, the prime minister detailed some of the measures discussed by...
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Bulgaria preparing to accept Ukrainian children

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:05
Bulgaria is preparing for a scenario in which up to 100,000 children and young people from Ukraine will remain in the country permanently and need to enter the education system, Education Minister Nikolay Denkov announced on Monday. “By the end...
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Slovenia reintroduces fuel price caps

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:04
The prices of the two main motor fuels, regular petrol and diesel, will be capped as of Tuesday, after prices reached all-time highs last week and were set to rise further this week without government action. Regular will cost €1.503...
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Former Ukrainian PM: Eight years of Franco-German diplomacy were a complete failure

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:00
Paris and Berlin must acknowledge that the eight years of diplomacy, which they have been conducting with Moscow, only led to escalation and ultimately the current war, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. Groysman,...
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Towards more dynamic, inclusive and resilient labour market in Europe [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:00
European social partners for the agency work sector propose recommendations to make European labour markets more dynamic, inclusive and resilient, in the aftermath of the changes that the Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced and accelerated.
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Severe COVID-19 may lead to depression or anxiety, study finds

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 06:00
A study found that serious COVID-19 illness is linked to an increase in the risk of long-term adverse mental health implications, such as depression and anxiety.
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Teachers accuse government of illegal pressure against upcoming strike

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 05:59
The Democratic Trade Union of Teachers (PDSZ) said it received reports of school administrators being forced by the school district centres to break the law to keep teachers’ from striking on Wednesday, Telex reported via Népszava. Teachers will strike for the second time this year after...
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Poland appeals for suspension of Russia from IAEA

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 05:57
Climate Minister Anna Moskwa appealed for the suspension of Russia as a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) amid the country’s military actions in Ukraine, especially at the occupied nuclear power plants in Chernobyl and Zaporijia reports Polish...
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Tension between Chernobyl plant managers and Russians, power problems

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 05:55
Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant continues to have power supply problems that could affect the reactor cooling and “tension” between technicians and the occupying Russian military, the director of the UN Agency for Atomic Energy said on Monday. In an interview with...
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IAEA director: Kyiv fears nuclear plant agreement ‘recognises Russian control’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 05:54
Ukraine fears that the agreement on the safety of nuclear power plants it is negotiating with Russia will be used by Moscow as a future “tacit recognition” of its control of the facilities according to the UN Agency for Atomic...
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OECD recommends tax raise to mitigate crisis

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 05:52
Mathias Cormann, secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on Monday recommended raising taxes on electricity companies to offset rising electricity bills for the most affected consumers and businesses, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. “Given the profits...
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Spanish FM: Ukraine invasion shows need to strengthen EU common defence policy

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-15 05:50
The Russian invasion of Ukraine shows the urgent need for an EU common defence policy, said the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, on Monday EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. The EU needs a “truly common foreign and security...
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