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€2 billion “Clean Hydrogen Partnership” another move away from hydrogen cars

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:39
Fuel-cell cars looked to be the future of carbon-free mobility, but as electric cars look set to dominate the market, the EU’s new hydrogen joint undertaking is another signal that a hydrogen transport future may not come to pass.
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Others punish, Slovakia incentivises elderly to get vaccinated

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:34
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about President Emmanuel Macron saying the rule of law will be one of the main challenges of the EU Council presidency in January, the last place with press access to the ruling party in Hungary being cordoned off, and so much more.
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The EU must uphold its responsibilities to the world’s ‘forgotten crises’

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:31
In recent months, the world has watched in real-time as Afghanistan spiralled deeper into humanitarian catastrophe. Now it is teetering on the edge of full economic collapse, writes Harlem Désir,
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Naftogaz CEO: Certifying only the Nord Stream 2 last mile is ‘a mockery of EU rules’

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:30
The Ukrainian position is that since Nord Stream 2 is not compliant with EU rules, it should not be certified, the CEO of Ukraine’s gas and oil state company Naftogaz Yuriy Vitrenko told a conference in Brussels.
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Brussels worried about new pushback case involving EU employee

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:23
A Frontex employee claims he was pushed back in Turkey, beaten and taken by the Greek authorities along with another 100 migrants. A story published in the New York Times echoes complaints from human-rights groups that Greek authorities often expel...
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Take back parliamentary control

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:22
The accountability of the European Commission to the directly elected Parliament is at a low point in history, and Parliament’s current leadership is completely neglecting its scrutiny role. It is time for a change, writes Sophie In't Veld.
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Spain’s health ministry proposes new measures as cases soar

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:20
Cases of COVID-19 in Spain have exceeded 10,000 in the last 24 hours, the Spanish health ministry reported on Wednesday. As a result, they recommend limiting the number of participants in “public and social events”, particularly during the Christmas celebrations...
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WTA suspends all tournaments in China over Peng concerns

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:20
The women's professional tennis tour announced it was suspending all tournaments in China amid what its chairman called "serious doubts" about the safety of Chinese player Peng Shuai, who accused a top Communist Party leader of sexual assault.
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First case of Omicron variant identified in Ireland

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:17
The first case of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been found in Ireland, it was announced on Wednesday.  The discovery was described by the director of Ireland’s National Virus Reference Laboratory, Dr Cillian de Gascun, as having involved...
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EU ready to solve medicines supply question

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:16
The European Commission is ready to unilaterally secure the supply of medicines between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Commission Vice President Maros Šefčovič told lawmakers on Wednesday. “I would 100% prefer if we can present this good solution as a...
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Macron commits to defending rule of law, media freedom in Europe

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:14
Defending the rule of law will be one of the major challenges when France takes over the rotating EU Council presidency in January, said President Emmanuel Macron. He was invited by the European Committee of Regions (CoR) to debate democracy...
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Potential leaders of German conservatives enter the ring

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:12
After its crushing defeat in the German federal election in September, the conservative CDU is looking for a leader to bring the party back on track. The three candidates who are running for party chairman faced each other in a...
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Nearly half of Bulgarians refuse to get jabbed

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:09
About 45% of Bulgarians firmly refuse to get COVID-19 jabs, and their reluctance to be vaccinated is likely to remain, despite the introduction of green certificates. This is according to the “The COVID-19 Crisis and the Future of Liberal-Democratic Constitutional...
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Romania sends plane to repatriate citizens stranded in Morocco

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:08
Romania will send a special flight on Thursday to repatriate around 180 Romanians and other EU citizens, the country’s foreign ministry has announced. By Wednesday afternoon, 127 Romanian citizens had asked to return to Romania, the ministry said. The government...
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Croatian PM calls for shift from crisis management to competitiveness

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:08
“Ahead of us is the task to increase the Croatian economy’s competitiveness by shifting our activities from crisis management, which has been going on for nearly two years now, to competitiveness and job creation,” Prime Minister Andrej Plenković told the...
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Others punish, Slovakia incentivises elderly to get vaccinated

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:08
Unlike Austria and Greece, which decided to punish unvaccinated citizens with heavy fines, Slovakia seems to be exploring another way: incentivising people over-60-years-old with €500 if they get the COVID-19 jab. Meanwhile, EU sources explained to EURACTIV the logic behind...
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Croatian largest retail chain accepts cryptocurrencies as payment

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:07
It will be possible to pay using cryptocurrency from 1 December when shopping on the webshop of Konzum, the country’s biggest retail chain and part of the Fortenova Group. This will make Konzum Croatia’s first retail chain to allow payment...
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Slovenia’s interior minister denies pushbacks, says Croatia ‘instructed’ migrants to enter

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:07
Croatian police were “instructing” migrants to request international protection in Slovenia, Interior Minister Aleš Hojs has said, claiming the allegations made by NGOs about Slovenian police officers being involved in pushbacks are false. “The information I have shows that the...
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Serbia’s parliament speaker calls for referendum to amend Constitution

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:07
Serbian Parliament Speaker Ivica Dačić has called for a referendum on amending the country’s Constitution to be held on 16 January 2022. Dačić signed the Decision to call a nationwide referendum on confirming the Act on Amending the Constitution following...
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Croatian Foreign minister: NATO and EU membership precondition for stability in BiH

Thu, 2021-12-02 06:06
BiH’s membership in NATO and the European Union is a precondition for stability not just on the Croatian borders and beyond, Croatia’s Foreign and European Minister Gordan Grlić Radman has said. Croatia’s border with BiH, which spans 1,000 kilometres, is...
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