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Ukrainophobia, Russian propaganda and war in Europe

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 14:38
Questioning Ukrainian identity, the right to decide, defend themselves, and ask for sanctions to weaken the Russian economy and thus, ability to attack - remains a tool of Russian propaganda. Let’s make sure we don’t help spreading it, appeals Anna Romandash.
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EU countries agree world’s first carbon tariff, but leave out controversial issues

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 13:24
The EU's 27 economy ministers reached an agreement on Tuesday (15 March) to introduce a carbon levy on imports of highly-polluting goods like steel, cement and fertilisers, but kicked the can down the road on controversial aspects like the use of revenues coming from the scheme.
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Turning the page after the January unrest, Kazakh President lays out constitutional reforms

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 13:04
Constitutional reforms to limit the powers of the president's office have been announced by Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who says the country needs to switch from "superpresidential" rule to a presidential republic with a strong parliament.
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Berlin woos key gas supplier Norway

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 12:32
Germany’s economy and climate minister Robert Habeck is travelling to Oslo on Wednesday (16 March) to cement the country’s energy partnership with Norway and maximise gas supplies to the continent, including the potential of "blue" hydrogen made from fossil fuels.
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Media Freedom: A rebalanced ecosystem and sector consolidation

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 12:16
Given the war in the East, and recent riots in the United States, the quality of the information ecosystem has become central. Media leaders could seize industrial, policy and budget opportunities, beyond the basic democracy principles, with a view to media resilience, write Pedro Ortún Silvan and Christophe Leclercq.
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Media Partnership – Closing the digital gender gap: women’s participation in the digital economy [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 12:00
The present COVID-19 crisis, which revolutionised the way people and companies use ICT and other digital technologies to work and interact, has also highlighted the urgency to promote gender balance in the digital sector. Inequalities were identified decades ago, and efforts have been made to address them over the years. Nevertheless, such gender unbalance persists in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields generally, and in the digital sector specifically (e.g. digital technologies, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, etc.).
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DSA: European Commission wants very large online platforms to pay for their supervision

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 11:53
While getting ready to enforce the Digital Services Act on very large online platforms, the EU executive has come back with a proposal to charge these big players a supervisory fee directly.
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Shipping is not Fit For 55 – with only months left for the EU to get it right

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 11:30
The EU will fail to meet its target of climate neutrality by 2050 unless draft legislation to cut emissions in the shipping sector is strengthened and loopholes are closed, argues Lucy Gilliam.
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LIVE NOW – Efficient district heating systems: How to achieve cost-effective decarbonisation?

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 08:30
Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss the new definition of efficient district heating systems in the EED proposal, and how stakeholders can best cooperate to achieve cost-effective decarbonisation.
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The Green Brief: Europe’s great gas U-turn

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 07:55
The last week has seen a previously unthinkable political U-turn by the European Union to end its reliance on all fossil fuels imported from Russia.
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Anti-war Russians in Turkey unite at rap concert for Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:55
Hundreds of Russians lined up outside an Istanbul club on Tuesday to get a glimpse of Oxxxymiron, a rapper who rattled the Russian celebrity world with bold statements against his country's invasion of Ukraine.
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EU summit draft backs urgent refilling of gas stores for next winter

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:36
European Union countries should immediately start refilling their gas stores to prepare for next winter and provide a buffer against supply shocks, EU country leaders will say at a summit next week.
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‘Real’ European values defended by Ukrainians, EU leaders say in Kyiv

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:33
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about German households potentially going cold without Russian gas, France offering asylum to the Russian journalist who protested on TV, and so much more.
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‘Real’ European values defended by Ukrainians, EU leaders say in Kyiv

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:33
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Czech counterpart Petr Fiala and Slovenia’s Janez Jansa, who travelled by train to war-torn Kyiv, were the first foreign leaders to visit Ukraine’s capital since Russia‘s invasion last month. As EURACTIV.cz learnt, the three EU...
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US Senate unanimously condemns Putin as war criminal

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:28
The US Senate on Tuesday (15 March) unanimously passed a resolution condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin as a war criminal, a rare show of unity in the deeply divided Congress.
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Borrell complains about his electricity bill in Europe’s second-poorest country

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:09
Energy prices are increasing everywhere, said EU Chief Diplomat Josep Borrell during his visit to Europe’s second-poorest country Albania, adding that instead of paying €50 mWh for his electricity, he is now paying €500. The comment came amid his visit...
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Croatian president calls BiH an aberration

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:07
Bosnia and Herzegovina has been an aberration and deviation for 25 years because of “European commissars”, Croatian President Zoran Milanović said while speaking to reporters during a visit to the Zemunik airbase, inland from the coastal city of Zadar, on...
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Bulgaria unlikely to stop gas deliveries via Balkan Stream Pipeline

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:06
The chances of Bulgaria halting the delivery of natural gas through the Balkan Stream Pipeline are slim, the general manager of the state-owned natural gas provider Srbijaga, Dušan Bajatović, said on Tuesday. According to Bajatović, this is because the fuel was...
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Slovenia prepares to receive patients from Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:04
Slovenia is prepared to receive Ukrainians needing medical treatment and supports the Polish proposal to transfer patients to EU member states other than those bordering Ukraine, Health Minister Janez Poklukar said Tuesday. “Slovenia is ready to receive patients in urgent...
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Croatian anti-graft body opens probe into labour minister, mayor

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:02
The country’s anti-corruption office known as USKOK opened an investigation into Labour Minister Josip Aladrović and Županja Mayor Damir Juzbašić on charges of favouritism, USKOK reported on Tuesday. Aladrović is suspected of favouritism in hiring two people, one in 2018...
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