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EU proposes options to seize frozen Russian assets, but legal concerns remain

EURACTIV News - 45 min 52 sec ago
The European Commission on Wednesday (30 November) laid out legal options for the confiscation of Russian state and private assets to be used for funding Ukraine's reconstruction.
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Bioenergy chief: Still stuck to ‘food vs fuel’ debate, EU is missing global biofuel trend

EURACTIV News - 54 min 9 sec ago
Countries around the world such as Brazil or India are scaling up the production of biofuels to decarbonise transport, while the EU is still stuck in the “food versus fuel” debate, the executive director of the World Bioenergy Association told EURACTIV in an interview.
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The Green Brief: Will the energy crisis ‘champagne’ ever be opened?

EURACTIV News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Last Thursday (24 November), EU ministers gathered once again to face the seemingly eternal question of how to tackle the energy crisis that has raged in Europe for the last 17 months.
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EU industries raked in €100bn in free CO2 credits since 2013: study

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 4 min ago
EU member states have handed out nearly €100 billion worth in free CO2 pollution credits to industry since 2013 – more than they earned themselves from the EU carbon market, a new study shows.
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Inflation causes headaches in EU recovery plan

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 23 min ago
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Environmental NGOs starting legal proceedings against the Finnish government, Bulgarian hoteliers threatening to expel Ukrainian refugees, and so much more.
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FBI raids yacht of pro-Moscow Ukrainian tycoon in Croatia

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 32 min ago
FBI agents have raided the Croatia-moored luxury yacht of Ukrainian tycoon Viktor Medvedchuk, accused by Kyiv of treason for his pro-Russian activities. The search of the 92-metre-long Royal Romance yacht, moored at the Adriatic town of Trogir, was carried out...
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Kosovo visa liberalisation on EU ambassador agenda

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 32 min ago
The approval of the decision on the liberalisation of visas for Kosovo is expected to be on the agenda at the meeting of EU ambassadors in Brussels on Wednesday. At the Coreper meeting, the decision is expected to be approved...
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Experts: EU regulation of spy software needed, but unlikely

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 33 min ago
MEPs are concerned that eavesdropping with Pegasus-type software is escalating, but the bloc is unlikely to impose rules as the final word rests with member states who dislike such oversight, experts said on Monday (28 November).
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Poland to charge Ukrainian refugees for government-provided housing

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 35 min ago
Poland plans to charge Ukrainian refugees for food and housing after 4 months of staying in state accommodation, the government said on Tuesday (29 November).
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Albanians celebrate inclusion of traditional dress on UNESCO list

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 36 min ago
An item of traditional Albanian clothing, the xhubleta has been declared as part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage and thus protected by UNESCO, according to Culture Minister Elva Margariti. The xhubleta is and is traditionally worn by women in...
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Russian boot diplomacy

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 48 min ago
Since Russia started the war against Ukraine, its diplomacy has abandoned the veiled messages to countries in the Western Balkans and now resorts to direct threats, writes Orhan Dragaš.
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Hungary defends continued block of a NATO-Ukraine meet up

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 49 min ago
Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó defended his country’s continued block of formally convening the body responsible for developing the NATO-Ukraine relationship over minority rights row with Kyiv. NATO foreign ministers began a two-day meeting in Bucharest on...
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EPRA Global REIT Survey 2022 [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 51 min ago
The COVID-19 crisis demonstrated that the global REIT sector is incredibly resilient. In Europe, the sector’s recovery has been five times faster than it was following the Global Financial Crisis, thanks to the diligent steps the sector took following the...
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Chinese astronauts board space station in historic mission

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 53 min ago
Three Chinese astronauts arrived on Wednesday (30 November) at China's space station for the first in-orbit crew rotation in Chinese space history, launching operation of the second inhabited outpost in low-Earth orbit after the NASA-led International Space Station.
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Slovak government adopts windfall tax on electricity producers

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 59 min ago
A new levy on excess revenues made by electricity producers was approved by the government on Monday on the basis of the EU regulation, which orders member states to tax the extraordinary profits of selected power plants and distribute them...
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Judge critical of Polish government ‘not guilty’, resumes work

EURACTIV News - 5 hours 5 sec ago
Igor Tuleya – a judge critical of the conservative government – is not guilty of enabling public disclosure of information and can return to work after being suspended for over two years, ruled Poland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday. Tuleya was...
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Miliband hints at return, urges UK to repair EU relations

EURACTIV News - 5 hours 1 min ago
Labour grandee David Miliband has hinted at a return to national politics nearly ten years after leaving for the United States, while urging the UK to repair its relations with the EU. “That’s not been decided yet. That’s not done,”...
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European Public Prosecutor boosts fraud investigation in Portugal

EURACTIV News - 5 hours 4 min ago
The European Public Prosecutor’s Office sped up the progress of the investigation into fraudulent activity present in ‘Operation Admiral’, which began in Portugal and resulted in 14 arrests in the country, European prosecutor Jose Guerra confirmed. The magistrate – who...
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COVID protests escalate in Guangzhou as China lockdown anger boils

EURACTIV News - 5 hours 4 min ago
People in the Chinese manufacturing hub of Guangzhou clashed with white hazmat-suited riot police on Tuesday night (29 November), videos on social media showed, as frustration with stringent COVID-19 rules boiled over, three years into the pandemic.
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Spanish inflation moderates but remains above trend

EURACTIV News - 5 hours 5 min ago
Spanish experts warned on Tuesday that prices moderated in November to 6.8% compared with October’s 7.3 %, but, due to lower fuel and electricity prices, it remains above-trend. The inflation rate has been falling for four consecutive months, from the...
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