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French far left: Block road for Le Pen

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:20
With five months to go before the first round of the French presidential election, EURACTIV France spoke to French far-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s campaign manager, MEP Manuel Bompard. Last time around, it took the French far-left until the final stretches...
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Over 37,000 Albanians moved to the EU in 2020

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:19
In 2020, 37,592 Albanian citizens were granted a first residence permit in a European Union country, according to statistics published by EUROSTAT. This is in addition to the more than 345,510 that applied for the US Green Card Lottery in 2020 and...
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Kosovo’s prime minister opposes establishment of BiH style model

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:17
Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti has said he will not allow the “Bosnianization” of Kosovo, in an interview with the BBC on Wednesday. Kurti said he is against the establishment of a Serbian state within Kosovo, similar to Republica Srpska...
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Iran nuclear talks to resume November 29 after five months

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:15
Iran agreed Wednesday (3 November) to resume talks on 29 November with world powers on reviving a nuclear deal after a five-month gap, with the United States urging a quick resolution.
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North Macedonia opposition party calls for early elections

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:15
VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski has called for early general elections to be held quickly, so that North Macedonia will have a fully legitimate government. Forming new parliamentary majority would not help resolve existing problems but lead to futile negotiations which...
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UN Security Council extends mandate of EUFOR

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:13
The UN Security Council adopted a Resolution extending EUFOR’s mandate, but without mentioning the High Representative and his Office. The EUFOR mission Althea was extended for the next 12 months with all 15 votes in favour. The compromise is visible:...
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Serbian PM: Serbia, Montenegro to have the closest relations

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:12
Serbia and Montenegro, should maintain the closest relations, Serbian PM Ana Brnabić said on Wednesday. “I hope that this first visit opens a new chapter in the relationship with the government of Montenegro, and that aside from the restoration of...
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Slovenia battling worst surge in infections since start of pandemic

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:07
Slovenia is in the midst of the worst surge in coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic. The country reported 3,456 new cases for Wednesday, a new record, while 18 patients with COVID-19 died, the highest daily death rate...
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Romania still looking for a prime minister

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:07
Politicians in Romania started a new round of negotiations with the aim of forming a coalition, more than two months after the centre-right coalition collapsed. For the first time since USR voted for the censure motion that led to the...
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Croatian Central bank to develop own climate strategy

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:06
The Croatian National Bank (HB) said it would develop and implement its own climate strategy, include climate and environmental risks in its supervisory expectations, and encourage credit institutions to include those risks in their risk management and decision making. In...
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Putin says Russian navy to get hypersonic Zircon missiles in 2022

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:05
Tests of Russia's Zircon hypersonic cruise missile are nearing completion and deliveries to the navy will begin in 2022, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday (3 November).
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The Metaverse Ecosystem is Developing into an Essential Vehicle for European Brands [Promoted content]

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:00
The Metaverse is going mainstream, and European brands would do well to spot the potential value of shared virtual spaces that transcend borders.
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Poland’s lack of climate goals leaves experts wanting

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:00
Poland was expected to use the COP26 summit to announce its climate neutrality goals as the last country in the EU to do so. But Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s speech, which focussed on problems rather than solutions, was a letdown, experts told EURACTIV.
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Polish minister heads to Prague in last bid to unblock Turów dispute

Thu, 2021-11-04 05:59
Newly appointed Polish Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moskwa will visit Prague on Friday to resume bilateral talks between Czechia and Poland in a bid to unblock the Turów lignite mine dispute. “We were glad that she took this as...
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Hungarian opposition still leading the polls in capital

Thu, 2021-11-04 05:59
The opposition is still in the lead in Budapest, where the six-party joint list would get 44% of the vote, while Fidesz-KDNP would get 31%, if the parliamentary elections were held in the near future, a survey commissioned by HVG revealed. The survey of...
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Slovakia moves to protect its primary forests

Thu, 2021-11-04 05:59
The government has approved a plan to join 76 undisturbed forests spread over 6,500 hectares in a new protected area dubbed Primary Forests Slovakia. The reservation will be under the highest level of protection, which should protect local biodiversity. Activists...
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Spanish tourism and job market break records after pandemic restrictions

Thu, 2021-11-04 05:51
Spain welcomed 4.69 million foreign tourists in September this year, a 311.9% increase compared to the same month in 2020 when most of the EU was facing severe travel restrictions to contain the pandemic, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. Read more....
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Costa to ECB chief: I’d do anything to continue fiscal consolidation process

Thu, 2021-11-04 05:51
Prime Minister António Costa on Wednesday told the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, that he would do whatever it takes to ensure that Portugal continues the process of fiscal consolidation and healthy public finances. Read more....
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Greek PM: No mandatory vaccines, no lockdown

Thu, 2021-11-04 05:51
In an interview with Greek TV channel MEGA on Wednesday, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis made it clear that no new lockdown will be imposed in the country due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. The country is breaking records in COVID-19 cases, and the...
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Renewables cover over half of Finland’s electricity production

Thu, 2021-11-04 05:42
Renewable energy sources covered more than 52% of Finland’s electricity production in 2020, a new report released by Statistics Finland shows. This is the first time that renewables made up over half of the country’s energy mix. According to the...
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