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Putin says Western military backing of Ukraine threatens Russia

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:38
President Vladimir Putin said that the Western-backed military development of Ukraine posed a serious threat to Russia, two days after the US defense secretary staged a show of support for Kyiv and encouraged its aspiration to join NATO.
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Tweets of the Week: Football Ad, Poland Debate, Swearing Interpreter

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:35
Fitfor55 video is definitely daring, Poland debate was seriously wearing, but nothing beats an interpreter swearing. And speaking of FitFor55, the European Commission published this promo video this week. There will be no extra time to stop climate change. ⁰Team...
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Babiš loses ‘suspicious’ battle against ETS system

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:34
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš – backed by his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán – blocked the EU Council’s conclusions from Thursday until late evening. His controversial business with Agrofert could be the reason behind it, EURACTIV.cz has learnt.  Babiš is...
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EU leaders to discuss stronger response on migration against Belarus backdrop

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:30
With EU leaders set to discuss migration and the situation at the EU's eastern border with Belarus on Friday, Eastern Europeans are expected to ask for a review of the bloc's legislation to reflect the ongoing crisis.
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German coalition talks begin

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:25
Nearly a month after Germany’s federal election, official coalition talks between SDP, Greens, and FDP got underway on Thursday, with the hopes of having a coalition agreement by the end of November. SPD’s likely future chancellor Olaf Scholz has promised...
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Albania’s economy improves but caution is required

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:20
The Albanian economy’s recovery is faster than expected but remains fragile, according to the World Bank. In a report published on Thursday, the World Bank said that there should be a focus on policies that will support sustainable growth while ensuring...
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Kosovo, Serbia discuss solution to license plate issue

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:19
A Kosovo-Serbia working group held its first EU facilitated meeting in Brussels on Thursday in the hopes of finding a permanent solution to the license place dispute. The establishment of the group was agreed last month in Brussels. It followed...
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35 Afghans from North Macedonia go to Greece

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:19
Greece has agreed to shelter a group of 35 Afghan human rights workers and their families following a short stay in neighbouring North Macedonia, AP reported. North Macedonia’s government said the 35 had been transported Thursday to Greece, the latest European Union...
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Dodik: US Embassy working towards turning BiH into a ‘Muslim state’

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:18
TheUS Embassy in Sarajevo is the “epicentre of instability” in the country and is working towards turning BiH into a “Muslim state”, said Serb Presidency member Milorad Dodik. This comes after Gabriel Escobar, US Deputy Assistant Secretary overseeing policy towards the...
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EU Delegation Head: Commission report on Serbia cautiously optimistic

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:18
The European Commission’s yearly report on Serbia’s progress in the European integration process is cautiously optimistic, the head of the EU delegation to Serbia, Emanuele Giaufret, said on Thursday. “The report stresses everything that needs to be done, especially in...
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Army general to form Romania’s new government

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:18
President Klaus Iohannis designated the interim defence minister Nicolae Ciuca to form the new government after Dacian Ciolos failed to get parliament’s confidence vote. Iohannis hopes Nicolae Ciuca, a well-respected army general who participated in NATO operations in Afghanistan, Iraq...
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Erdogan threatens to expel 10 Western envoys

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:16
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday (21 October) threatened to expel the US, German and eight other Western ambassadors after they issued a rare joint statement in support of a jailed civil society leader.
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Slovak government paid millions to letterbox companies as part of pandemic aid programme

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:00
According to the Investigative Institute of Ján Kuciak, the Slovak government paid out around €24 million to letterbox companies. The money was meant to help small and medium-sized businesses during the pandemic. The investigative journalists revealed that the companies have...
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Human Plasma and Bioethics Nationalism [Promoted content]

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:00
The procurement of human plasma as a potential therapy for Covid-19 is one of the latest examples of bioethics nationalism, defined by Jonathan Moreno in this blog as “distinct bioethics standards [which] are formally proclaimed as a matter of right by a sovereign state.”  The race for a Covid cure pushes at the weak seams in the international liberal order in much the same way that Covid appears to be pushing at health care systems.
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Italian pharmacies register record high COVID-19 test sales due to unvaccinated workers

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:00
Data shows that a record 548,000 people were tested for COVID in Italy on Tuesday, the highest number since the start of the pandemic. The spike in tests is linked to the fact that the Covid health pass has been...
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New measures to protect the Baltic Sea

Fri, 2021-10-22 04:59
The countries around the Baltic Sea have agreed to gear up measures to improve the dire state of one of the most polluted maritime areas in the world. The target set by the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) and the...
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Leaders observe centenary of Irish partition, Northern Ireland’s formation

Fri, 2021-10-22 04:59
Officials gathered on Thursday to mark the centenary of the 1921 partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney and Chief Whip Jack Chambers joined political and religious leaders at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland...
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Welsh farming risks being made ‘unviable’ by post Brexit trade deals

Fri, 2021-10-22 04:59
The Welsh lamb industry could become “economically unviable” as post–Brexit trade deals liberalise farming markets and the “floodgates for imports from across the world” are opened, said the Welsh National Farmers’ Union President, John Davies, on Thursday (22 October). UK...
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Portugal to cap fuel prices from Friday

Fri, 2021-10-22 04:58
A law that allows the government to limit margins in the marketing of fuels, published on Thursday, will come into force on Friday (22 October). The law amends several decrees that establish the general principles related to the organisation and functioning...
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Evacuations as La Palma lava stream scorches coastal areas

Fri, 2021-10-22 04:47
Around 50 homes have been evacuated Thursday as a dense river of lava approaches the municipalities of Llanos de Aridane and Tazacorte on the Spanish island of La Palma, where a volcanic eruption shows no signs of abating after more...
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