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Brazil sinks rusting old aircraft carrier in the Atlantic

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 07:32
Brazil sank a decommissioned aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean off its northeast coast, the Brazilian Navy said, despite warnings from environmentalists that the rusting 1960s French-built ship would pollute the sea and the marine food chain.
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Poland’s controversial wind energy law voted on this week

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 07:15
The Polish Parliament is working to amend the country's infamous wind turbine act, which currently blocks onshore wind farm development in Poland, but critics say the new version does little to solve the problem. 
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Zelenskyy urges Olympic sponsors to keep Russia out of Games

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 07:08
Ukraine has sent letters to companies that back the International Olympic Committee urging them to keep Russian athletes out of the Paris Olympic Games, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday (5 February).
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EU states reluctant to repatriate women, children still in Syria

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:38
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Le Maire and Habeck going to Washington to defend the EU's response to the US Inflation Reduction Act, Poland gearing up for possible migration flows, and so much more.
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Erdogan says Western embassies will ‘pay’ for temporary closures

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:26
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday (5 February) Western missions would "pay" for issuing security warnings and temporarily closing consulates in Turkey last week.
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More Croats look down on Roma, women than in 2016, survey shows

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:24
More than half of Croats believe the Roma do not want to work, and almost a quarter think men and women are not the same and should not play the same social role, according to a poll published by Nova...
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Bosnia, Serbia in world’s top 20 of smoking nations

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:23
Four Balkan countries are in the global top 20 of countries in terms of smoking, according to data published by World Population Review and carried by Klix.ba. Serbia, where some 40.6% of the population are estimated to be smokers, is ranked...
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Czechia mulls criminalising disinformation

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:16
The intentional spreading of disinformation could find its way into the Czech criminal code, according to a new action plan currently being discussed by the government. The contents of the draft plan, which has not yet been made public, have...
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Former Interior Minister of Slovakia charged with corruption, again

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:15
Currently leading the latest polls, SMER-SD is facing yet another high-level corruption charge that is likely to be overturned using a controversial paragraph which also cleared its chair’s case in November. Robert Kaliňák, Slovakia’s three-time Minister of Interior for SMER-SD,...
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Meloni speaks of strengthened ‘modern right’ amid internal turmoil

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:13
The modern right needs strengthening without losing sight of its values, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni Sunday as anarchist protestors in the country call for the so-called ‘hard prison’ system imposed on dangerous criminals to be reformed. On Sunday, Meloni...
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Austria’s far-right poised to join government race in fastest-ever comeback

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:09
Austria’s far-right FPÖ party, known for a series of scandals, is looking set to make major gains in two upcoming state elections, likely cementing its fastest-ever comeback as a serious contender to lead the government. All eyes are now on...
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Finland should triple net immigration, says think tank

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:08
Plagued with an ageing population and a low fertility rate, Finland would need three times more immigrants than projected to boost growth and improve public finances, according to ETLA Economic Research, an independent, private and non-profit economic research institute. To...
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Leftist minister urges Spanish government to ‘freeze mortgage payments’

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:05
The Spanish Minister of Labour, Yolanda Díaz, defended the urgent need to freeze mortgage payments to avoid “greater risks”, and ensure “a dignified life” for millions of citizens who can’t afford their repayments. In a rally held in Valladolid (Castilla...
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Centrist Christodoulides wins first round of Cyprus’ elections

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:04
Centrist Nikos Christodoulides won the first round of Cyprus’s presidential election on Sunday with 32.0%, defeating Andreas Mavroyiannis, who won 29.6% and was supported by the left-wing AKEL party during the election campaign. Centre-right DISY party candidate (EPP), Averof Neofytou, came...
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Britain faces largest ever healthcare strikes as pay disputes drag on

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:03
Britain faces its largest ever strike by health workers on 6 February as thousands of nurses and ambulance workers walk out in a pay dispute which the health minister said would place further strain on the National Health Service (NHS).
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Kurti: Association possible only after mutual recognition from Serbia

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:02
The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, has said that forming the Association of Serb Municipalities is possible, but only after reaching an agreement with Belgrade for mutual recognition. The association was agreed upon and signed in 2013 under the...
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It takes longer to permit a wind farm than to build it

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:00
Slow permit-granting processes are one of the biggest barriers standing in the way of reaching the EU’s 2030 renewables targets. Governments and policymakers must act boldly so that renewables deployment can ramp up as quickly as possible, writes Sandrine-Dixson-Declève.
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How carbon capture is helping clean up the cement industry [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:00
“Electrifying everything” has become a key solution to tackling climate change, but for the cement industry — which relies heavily on fossil-fuel-generated industrial heat — the challenge is more complicated.
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Timmermans: Africa likely to be EU’s most important renewable energy partner

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 06:00
Africa is likely to be Europe's most important partner as it looks to increase its renewable energy supply and switch to green hydrogen, EU climate chief Frans Timmermans told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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MEP: EU human rights committee not for those ‘carrying money between hotels’

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2023-02-06 05:58
The European Parliament’s committee on human rights is not for those involved in corruption and bribery, but rather those who care about giving those in need a voice, Udo Bullmann, socialist MEP (S&D) candidate for the committee’s chair, told EURACTIV....
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