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Romanian plant forms JV to build armoured vehicles Piranha V in Bucharest

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:01
Uzina Mecanica Bucuresti (UMB) has partnered with General Dynamics European Land Systems and Mowag to assemble Piranha V infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) at its Bucharest plant. The Romanian army signed a contract on Tuesday to buy 227 Piranha V vehicles...
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‘Fit for 55’ climate policies must be ambitious without undermining industry’s ability to invest in decarbonisation [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 06:00
Access to affordable clean electricity and a global level playing field on carbon pricing are crucial for the ability of energy-intensive industry in Europe to invest in decarbonisation. When EU Environment Ministers meet to discuss the revision of the EU ETS this week, they should look for a framework that puts Europe on track for carbon neutrality.
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Diplomatic visits to Slovakia increase amid war in Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:58
US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin is set to visit Slovakia, marking it the first-ever US defence ministry official visit. The US Department of Defence stated that Austin would come to Slovakia to assure American commitment to NATO’s eastern flank....
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Seven Portuguese ceramics companies forced to close due to energy crisis

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:52
Seven ceramics companies have stopped work due to rising energy prices, affecting about 1,000 workers, the president of the association that represents them told EURACTIV’s partner Lusa on Tuesday. According to the President of the Portuguese Association of Ceramic and...
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Sanctions-savaged Russia teeters on brink of historic default

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:49
The economic cost of Russia's assault on Ukraine was fully exposed on Wednesday (16 March) as Vladimir Putin's sanctions-ravaged government teetered on the brink of its first international debt default since the Bolshevik revolution.
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Sanchez to soon begin EU trip to build consensus on energy market reform

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:49
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will start a trip to eight EU countries on Wednesday in Bratislava to build a broad consensus on the need to reform energy markets and reduce Europe’s dependency on Russian gas. Sánchez will meet with eight...
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Spain joins initiative to bring Putin before The Hague Court

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:47
Spain will join the initiative to bring Russian President Vladimir Putin before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to hold him accountable for the “war crimes” committed by Russian forces during the Ukraine invasion, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported....
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Ukrainian refugees could cost Denmark over €268 million in 2022

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:44
Ukrainian refugees arriving in Denmark could cost DKK 2.2 billion (€268 million) this year and more in 2023, while the amount will fall to DKK 700 million (€94 million) in 2024, according to a Danish estimate. These figures were presented...
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Finnish universities fast-tracking Ukrainians angers other refugees

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:42
 The warm reception offered by universities to Ukrainian refugees, including the allocation of 2,000 study spots, is causing bitterness among non-Ukrainian refugee communities who were not treated the same way when they reached the country. At the request of the...
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EU’s Russia sanctions ‘not enough’, Ukraine Ambassador to Ireland says

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:40
The EU’s sanctions against Russia are working, but they are “not enough”, Larysa Gerasko, Ukraine’s ambassador to Ireland, told lawmakers on Tuesday. Speaking before a parliamentary committee on EU affairs, Gerasko said that further action was urgently needed to aid...
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Fracking off the agenda, confirms minister

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:40
The government appears to have ruled out shale gas exploration, just days after hinting that it could be back on the agenda. Last week, following pressure from Conservative lawmakers to scrap the 2019 moratorium on fracking in order to allow...
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Netherlands relaxes COVID-19 rules despite rising infection rate

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:39
All COVID-19 restrictions in the Netherlands will become voluntary as of next Wednesday. Exactly two years since the restrictions were first introduced, Health Minister Ernst Kuipers declared that it is now safe to relax the measures. People are still advised...
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France offers asylum to journalist who protested on Russian TV

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:38
French President Emmanuel Macron has offered consular protection or asylum to Marina Ovsyannikova, the Russian journalist who protested on Russian television on Monday. During a visit to a reception centre for Ukrainian refugees in Maine-et-Loire, the French president was asked...
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Experts urge Bulgaria to ask NATO for help

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:30
Several military experts have called on the Bulgarian government to ask NATO for help over the encroaching state of war in neighbouring Ukraine. “War is knocking at the door. Intentionally or not, Russian drones are already entering the airspace of...
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Ukraine dominates Hungarian national celebrations

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:29
High ranking Fidesz officials and pundits appeared unable to call Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a “war” as the opposition demanded that the country choose between Europe and “the East” at Tuesday’s national celebrations. Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets...
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Italy sets new rules for its military amid Ukraine war

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:28
Italy’s defence ministry has established new rules for the deployment of soldiers, according to a leak in the Italian press on Tuesday. With the war in Ukraine continuing to rage, new rules for the deployment of soldiers have been agreed on,...
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Sweden and Finland to announce military cooperation

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:27
Sweden and Finland plan to present soon a plan enshrining deeper military cooperation, newspaper Aftonbladet reported. After Russia openly warned non-NATO members Sweden and Finland against joining the Alliance, Helsinki and Stockholm are getting closer than ever. This week five meetings...
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ECB puts Russians in EU, even residents, under scanner

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:26
European Union regulators have told some banks to scrutinise transactions by all Russian and Belarusian clients, including EU residents, to ensure that they are not used to circumvent Western sanctions against Moscow, three sources told Reuters.
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German households could go cold without Russian gas

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:26
Halting Russian energy imports to Germany would have major ramifications for household heat supply this winter, the country’s biggest energy company, RWE, warned on Tuesday during the presentation of its annual report. “I understand calls to step up sanctions to...
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Biden to attend Brussels NATO and EU summits on 24 March

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-03-16 05:06
US President Joe Biden will make his first visit to Europe since the invasion of Ukraine to discuss the crisis with NATO allies next week, the White House said as the refugee tally hit 3 million amid Russian air strikes.
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