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How to ensure security of heat supply and at the same time decarbonise district heating? The Polish case-study [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 11:00
District heating is one of the main sources of heat for the Poles, and the Polish district heating sector is one of the largest in the European Union. With such a scale of district heating usage, every aspect of regulation is of great importance in the context of the need to ensure adequate supplies and conduct a capital-consuming investments to complete the transformation of this sector.
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Democracy in Equatorial Guinea is key to global fight against authoritarianism

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 10:52
The power struggle between authoritarian powers reached a new level of intensity with the invasion of Ukraine. But it is important to remember that this fight plays out across the entire globe and sometimes in unexpected places, Juan Carlos Ondo Angue writes.
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The path to decarbonising aviation

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 10:11
The aviation industry is in a period of transformation as passengers and Brussels regulators increasingly demand more sustainable air travel. A mixture of measures are on the table to cut emissions, from ramping up sustainable aviation fuels to greening airports and plotting more efficient routes.
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UN telecom standardisation agency mulls new Brussels office

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 09:33
The United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is considering opening up a new office in Brussels amid calls from EU countries to represent better the bloc’s interest within the influential standardisation body. ITU is the standardisation agency for telecommunication technologies,...
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Italy not starting a new energy policy, says former PM

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 08:34
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's visit to Algeria brought speculation that the country is looking to forge a new energy policy. However, this is just business as usual, former prime minister and current leader of the Five Star Movement Giuseppe Conte told EURACTIV in an exclusive video interview.
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Britain sounds alarm on Russia-based hacking group

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 07:06
A Russia-based hacking group named Cold River is behind an expansive and ongoing information-gathering campaign that has struck various targets in government, politics, academia, defence, journalism, and activism, Britain said on Thursday (26 January).
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Ukraine sets sights on fighter jets after securing tank supplies

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:48
Ukraine will now push for Western fourth generation fighter jets such as the US F-16 after securing supplies of main battle tanks, an adviser to Ukraine's defence minister said on Wednesday (25 January).
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‘We will not sacrifice the single market’ in global race for green subsidies, EU’s Vestager says

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:47
The European Commission has several "red lines" in its drive to simplify state aid rules, including the protection of the EU single market and avoiding a harmful subsidy race within Europe, EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday (25 January).
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‘Go further north!’ Italy exasperates migrant rescue boats

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:36
Right-wing Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is forcing migrant rescue ships to dock further and further north along Italy's coastline, meaning long journeys that raise their operating costs and strain their ability to continue saving lives.
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Serbian FM hints at possible Russia sanctions

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:36
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Serbia possibly changing course and imposing sanctions on Russia, Slovakia paving the way for snap elections, and so much more.
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Sweden’s NATO bid: Is Erdogan blocking it to win the elections?

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:30
This week on the Beyond the Byline podcast we are discussing the tension between Turkey and Sweden, specifically how Turkey is blocking Sweden’s accession to NATO. We’re also looking at the reasons behind Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s objections to Sweden’s...
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At least one dead, several injured in presumed terrorist attack in Spain

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:24
Spanish authorities said they were investigating what they called a possible "terrorist" incident after a machete-wielding man attacked several people at two churches in the southern port city of Algeciras, killing at least one person.
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Source: Avramopoulos did not contact any Commission official for Panzeri’s NGO

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:19
Former EU commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, who recently came into the spotlight as he was a member of Qatargate-related NGO Fighting Impunity, complied with the European Commission’s restrictions placed on the authorisation of his participation and did not contact any Commission...
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Speed, number of tanks supplied is vital to Ukraine, Zelenskyy insists

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:12
The key to providing tanks for Ukraine's defence against Russia was speed and sufficient numbers, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Wednesday (25 January).
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Bulgaria, North Macedonia clash over Russia ties, threats

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:07
Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski has been accused of serving Russian interests on Wednesday by Bulgaria’s former foreign minister Ekaterina Zaharieva while a Bulgarian MEP has been condemned for perceived threats against the Macedonian head of state. Following the beating of Macedonian...
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Albania’s Vjosa takes step to become Europe’s first Wild River National Park

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:02
A team of international and Albanian experts presented their vision, roadmap and feasibility study for the creation of the Vjosa National Park to the country’s government this week, in the hopes of ensuring the protection of Europe’s last wild river.
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Von der Leyen is right: EU Must support Enabling Industry [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:00
When the President of the European Commission told her audience in Davos this month that “Europeans need to get better at nurturing our own clean-tech industry,” I wanted to seize the day and jump on the next train to Switzerland....
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Slovakia paves way for snap elections in September

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 06:00
Only a two-thirds parliamentary majority remains in the way of snap elections expected to be held on 30 September after lawmakers adopted a constitutional amendment on Wednesday that most citizens oppose. To solve political turmoil in the country, 92 lawmakers...
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Catalonia hit by cross-sector protests

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 05:59
Thousands of doctors, nurses, teachers and taxi drivers took to the streets of Barcelona and other major Catalan cities on Wednesday, pointing out their poor working conditions and low wages. Barcelona saw the protests of more than 15,000 doctors and...
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Spain ready to send Ukraine Leopard 2 tanks, train soldiers

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-01-26 05:58
Madrid is ready to send Ukraine its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and offer training to soldiers as part of a future operation coordinated by NATO allies, Defence Minister Margarita Robles said on Wednesday following German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s greenlight....
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