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Spain to reserve 2 million COVID-19 vaccines exclusively for ‘humanitarian contexts’

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:54
Of the 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines Spain is set to donate to the most vulnerable countries in the first quarter of 2022, two million will be exclusively reserved “for humanitarian contexts”, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stressed on Monday....
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Italy tightens COVID-19 rules, ups vaccination campaign to contain fourth wave

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:54
The Italian government has accelerated its vaccination campaign and introduced new rules to control infection rates in schools, including forcing classes to quarantine once they hit three positive COVID-19 cases in an attempt to contain the fourth COVID-19 wave. “If...
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Lithuania ups readiness of troops at Belarus border

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:54
Lithuania has upped troops’ preparedness on the border with Belarus, the country’s defence ministry said on Monday (8 November). The statement comes after hundreds of migrants have attempted to breach the Polish border, which Warsaw says is being facilitated by Belarusian officers....
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Irish climate minister: not enough progress made at COP26

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:54
“There hasn’t been enough progress to date either here or at the 25 preceding COPs”, Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan said at the COP26 climate summit on Monday, broadcaster RTÉ reported. Ryan only arrived at the COP26 climate...
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Ministers row back over MPs interest in lobbying scandal

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:54
Ministers attempted to row back from the corruption row when Boris Johnson’s government attempted to review rules on MPs standards after a Conservative MP, and ally of Johnson, was found guilty of corrupt lobbying. After government minister Stephen Barclay expressed...
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Communist candidate Fabien Roussel blames big pharma for ‘crimes against humanity’

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:54
Fabien Roussel, candidate of the French Communist Party (PCF) in next year’s presidential elections, lashed out against pharma giants like Pfizer for still blocking access to vaccine patents. “There is a blockage from the part of big pharma to transfer technologies,...
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Social Democrats put forward Esken and Klingbeil for party leadership

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:54
As Norbert Walter-Borjans steps back as party co-leader, the SPD’s secretary-general and close Olaf Scholz ally Lars Klingbeil has been tapped to replace him at the party’s helm. The future German chancellor Scholz had been snubbed by his party in...
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EU pushes to extend sanctions on airlines ‘involved in human trafficking’ via Belarus

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:38
Several high-ranking EU officials have called for extensive sanctions on Minsk on Monday evening (8 November) as tensions mount along Belarus's border with Poland over large numbers of migrants attempting to cross the EU's border.
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IMF: Dodik’s rhetoric endangers economy and finances

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:31
The separatism pursued by the Republika Srpska (Serb entity) authorities has endangered BiH’s economic and financial stability, and unless those trends stop, the consequences for the country and entities could be very serious, an International Monetary Fund official has warned. Alina...
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Slovakia may nationalise electricity giant to prevent Orban from taking control

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:31
Hungary’s biggest state-owned electricity provider, MVM, is currently offering €1.2 billion for a minority share in Slovakia’s second-largest electricity distributor, Stredoslovenská energetika a.s (SSE). Economy Minister Richard Sulík (SaS/ECR) is being pressured by coalition partners, opposition politicians and employer’s associations...
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Nordics join forces to prepare for future crises

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:30
The Nordic countries have adopted an all-hazards approach in preparation for future natural or man-made emergencies and crises, according to a statement released on 3 November by Nordic Prime Ministers and representatives from Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland after...
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​​Austria calls for return to EU fiscal rules

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:30
After meeting the Eurozone finance ministers on Monday, Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Blümel called for a swift return to the fiscal rules outlined in the Stability and Growth Pact. Blümel is especially concerned about the high inflation rate in the...
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Conditions met to suspend Irish protocol, says Unionist leader

Tue, 2021-11-09 04:57
The leader of the largest unionist party in Northern Ireland on Monday 8 November hinted that the UK should suspend the Northern Ireland protocol as it undermines the Good Friday peace agreement.
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French beekeepers call for immediate ban on common herbicide to help ailing sector

Mon, 2021-11-08 15:51
French beekeepers have called for a ban on the second most widely used herbicide, profulscarb, saying that this is needed to protect the ailing sector which is reeling from the worst honey harvest to date. EURACTIV France reports.
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The Brief, powered by The Martens Centre — The East European COVID syndrome

Mon, 2021-11-08 15:51
It took a pandemic to realise just how different societies in the more successful West and in the less prosperous East of Europe are.
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Brewers turn to blockchain for beer sustainability

Mon, 2021-11-08 15:23
To make the production of beer more sustainable, European brewing companies have started making use of blockchain technology. However, NGOs warn that single-use packaging still contributes to a large carbon footprint for many beverages.
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Way forward for European trade associations: EURACTIV survey identifies post-pandemic advocacy trends [Promoted content]

Mon, 2021-11-08 15:00
To Zoom or not to Zoom in 2022? At first sight, this might sound as an oversimplification of the challenge organisations have been facing since the gradual return to the office or any sense of tangible physicality.
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The EU must act now to stop abuses against Uyghur people

Mon, 2021-11-08 14:18
The European Commission’s proposed mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence laws and a forced labour ban are two powerful instruments that need to be executed effectively to successfully address Uyghur forced labour, write Koen Stoop and Helene de Rengerve.
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Why Europe’s East does not trust the COVID-19 vaccine

Mon, 2021-11-08 14:13
As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, an ever-growing divide between Western and Eastern Europe in terms of vaccination uptake becomes more apparent. But what's driving it?
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EU’s strict green criteria for biofuels will hinder supply, MEPs warn

Mon, 2021-11-08 14:05
The EU’s "restrictive" approach to biofuels sustainability criteria will harm producers’ ability to meet increased demand for green fuels coming from the transport sector, says Henna Virkkunen, a Finnish lawmaker in the European Parliament. 
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