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Boris Johnson’s staff invited to ‘bring own booze’ during COVID lockdown party

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:57
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's staff were invited to a "bring your own booze" party in the garden of his Downing Street residence during the first nationwide coronavirus lockdown in 2020, according to a leaked email seen by broadcaster ITV.
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Spain wants EU to manage COVID as ‘common flu’

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:38
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Czech farmers divided over the country's CAP strategic plan, Romania selling or donating almost 6 million of its COVID-19 doses, and so much more.
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The Commission must push for green transition in shipping

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:33
We cannot stop shipping. So EU institutions and industry must work together to find solutions that will drastically reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, write Tiemo Wölken and Pernille Weiss.
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US reports 1.35 mln COVID-19 cases in a day, shattering global record

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:31
The United States reported 1.35 million new coronavirus infections on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest daily total for any country in the world as the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant showed no signs of slowing.
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Greece silently admits the death of East Med project

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:30
The market and not governments decide the economic viability of energy projects, the Greek government now says a day after a US State Department statement suggested that Washington has lost its interest in the EastMed gas pipeline project. Asked by...
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Unemployment in Croatia drops for ninth consecutive month

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:21
At the end of December, 125,715 people were registered with the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ), which is 34,130 or 21.4% fewer job seekers than in December 2020, the HZZ reported. December was the ninth consecutive month to see a year-on-year...
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BiH citizens across Europe protest crisis in country

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:20
Bosnian and Herzegovinians in the UK, Italy, Sweden, Belgium and 14 other countries organised protests in favour of preserving peace and stability in BiH, urging the EU to react against those questioning the country’s survival, N1 reported. A large number of people...
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Serbian speaker: Harmonisation with EU laws should cause no fears

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:20
Serbia “can’t possibly be harmed” by harmonising its laws with the European Union’s, parliament speaker Ivica Dačić said on Monday, adding that the alignment should cause no fears. “The EU maintains very high standards in individual areas of law, and...
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Serbian health expert: COVID passes should be required around the clock

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:20
Only a massive vaccination rollout and COVID passes required 24 hours a day could curb and alleviate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, Colonel Ivo Udovičić, head of the Karaburma military hospital in Belgrade, said on Monday. The Karaburma military...
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Bulgaria to focus efforts on the rights of Macedonian Bulgarians

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:18
Bulgaria will focus its efforts on protecting the rights of Macedonian Bulgarians in talks with North Macedonia, while Skopje will seek to negotiate for the swift lifting of Bulgaria’s EU accession veto against it. This approach became clear after the...
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Electricity and gas prices to increase in Croatia

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:16
The government and all its ministries are working on preventing a major blow to living standards due to higher energy prices, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković has said. “With all the measures we are taking, quietly and very discreetly, we have managed...
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Romania has sold or donated almost 6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:15
Romania has received more than 28.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since the end of 2020, but less than 60% were used for its own people. Some 3.5 million doses were sold to other countries, 2.2 million were donated, and...
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Slovaks lose thousands in pensions savings per year

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:09
Pension savings worth hundreds of millions or more than a billion euros in total are being lost every year by Slovaks putting their money into the pension system’s second pillar. This loss is the policy of former PM Robert Fico’s...
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EU, US widen Nicaragua sanctions as Ortega begins new term

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:07
Daniel Ortega was sworn in Monday (10 January) as Nicaragua’s president for a fourth straight term as the EU and US tightened sanctions over impugned elections held in November with all his challengers in jail. “Yes, I swear,” said strongman...
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Government critic acquitted of insulting Polish president

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:05
The regional court in Warsaw decided to discontinue the trial against writer Jakub Żulczyk who called President Andrzej Duda “a moron.” The decision was not welcomed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, of which Duda was a part...
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Czech farmers fight over CAP Strategic plan

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:03
Small farmers are up in arms over the national strategic plan to implement the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Czechia, calling for more sustainable agricultural funding while larger farmers oppose last-minute changes. On Tuesday, the Czech Agrarian Chamber, which...
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EU watchdog condemns Parliament over illegal data transfer from COVID website

Tue, 2022-01-11 06:00
The European Data Protection Supervisor issued a reprimand to the European Parliament for violating the bloc's privacy laws on Tuesday (January 11).
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Surgeries in Italy drop 50-80% as ICUs filled with COVID-19 patients

Tue, 2022-01-11 05:59
The lack of space in intensive care units (ICUs) caused by the amount of COVID-19 patients is causing a deep crisis for surgical activities in hospitals, which have dropped between 50-80% as a result. “Surgical activity throughout Italy has been...
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Baltic states top eurozone’s monthly inflation table

Tue, 2022-01-11 05:58
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania currently have the highest monthly inflation rates in the euro area, latest Eurostat estimates show. Estonia ranked first in the euro area, with a 12% inflation rate for December. The other two countries topping the list...
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Swedish defence minister: Russia threatens European security order

Tue, 2022-01-11 05:54
Russia’s actions threaten the entire European security order, Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist said in a keynote speech at the Folk och Försvar, an annual meeting of Sweden’s security and defence policy community. The minister also discussed Russia’s demands on NATO...
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