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The fight against high-level corruption cleared by Slovakia’s new government, has lost some of its momentum

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:57
The fight against high-level corruption has led to the imprisonment of two former police chiefs, a special prosecutor, the acting head of the intelligence service, and prominent oligarchs, among others. On Monday, Special Prosecutor Dušan Kováčik was sentenced to 14...
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Hungary’s Orban launches election campaign with €1.7 billion tax refund for families

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:56
Hungary's government will refund $2 billion of income tax to families in early 2022 and also plans a big hike in the minimum wage, right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Monday, setting the stage for next year's election.
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Vučić urges EU to confirm whether Brussels Agreement with Pristina still stands

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:54
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić called on the EU late on Monday to confirm whether the Brussels Agreement on the normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina still stood. He said the seizing of status-neutral “KS” license plates off vehicles in...
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Romania running out of ICU beds

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:53
With the number of coronavirus cases rising over the past weeks, Romanian hospitals are running out of beds in intensive care units (ICUs) for COVID-19 patients. In Bulgaria, 952 COVID-19 patients were in ICU on Monday, the Strategic Communications Group...
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US increases pressure on Sofia over Skopje’s EU integration

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:53
Washington is putting more pressure on Bulgaria, urging it to drop its veto on North Macedonia’s EU integration and quickly approve Skopje’s EU membership negotiating framework. “It is wrong for Bulgaria to use a bilateral dispute to stop North Macedonia’s...
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Slovak journalists charged for revealing classified information

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:52
Police charged two reporters of the Denník N media outlet for disclosing what they said was classified information in the notorious murder case of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fianceé Martina Kušnírová. Investigative journalist Monika Tódová and Denník N deputy...
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Budapest mayor: cyberattack halting primaries came from China

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:51
The capital’s mayor and joint PM candidate of green Párbeszéd and socialist MSZP, Gergely Karácsony, said on Monday that the cyber attack that halted the primaries on Saturday for two days came from China, Telex reported. Karácsony said the opposition was prepared for “Fidesz...
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Greece to closely monitor re-opening of schools

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:50
The Greek National Agency for Public Health will be announcing every Wednesday separately the epidemiological data of children aged 4-17, the government spokesman announced on Monday. “The government is monitoring the course of the pandemic in the educational community as...
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Italian court finds auto part company guilty of breaching trade union rights

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:50
The Florence Labour Court found driveline component manufacturer Gkn Driveline, owned by British fund Melrose, to be “in clear violation of trade union rights” for having fired 422 employees via email in early July. The firing led to a series...
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How to make Europe’s cities more liveable for people – not cars

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:50
To achieve deep and permanent cuts in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, cars must become the exception in cities, not the rule. Bold political action will be needed at local, regional, national and European levels, argues Lorelei Limousin.
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Swedish minority government proposes generous budget

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:49
The red and green minority government of social democrats and greens has announced a budget bill for 2022, which provides another shot in the arm for the economy already seeing a strong recovery. The estimated growth for Sweden’s economy this...
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Ireland’s Taoiseach travels to New York to deliver statement on climate

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:49
Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin has landed in New York, as the country currently holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of September. Martin is set to chair a high-level discussion on climate and security in...
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Johnson calls on international community to do more to tackle climate crisis

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:48
Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Monday that “history will judge” if international leaders fail to act now to tackle the climate crisis. Speaking at the UN general assembly in New York, the UK prime minister urged other developed countries...
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France proposes €29.5 million fund to help freelance journalists

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:48
Freelance journalists whose activity and income have suffered from the COVID-19 crisis will receive €29.5 million in aid over two years, French Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot announced on Monday. To be eligible, journalists will have to “have received at least...
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Lead German far-right candidate off the hook for illegitimate party funding

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:47
German prosecutors have closed the case of illegal donations against Alice Weidel, a lead candidate for German far-right party AfD. A Swiss company had donated €132,000 to the AfD regional party in Lake Constance. German law does not allow for...
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Czechia seeks deal over fine in Turow mine dispute with Poland

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:47
The European Court of Justice has ordered Poland to pay a daily €500,000 fine because it has not followed its interim measure and continues with mining in Turów, a lignite mine located at the Czech-Polish borders. Czechia considers the decision...
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France eyes momentum at UN on Iran nuclear deal talks

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:33
France's top diplomat said Monday (20 September) that he hoped a meeting of foreign ministers in New York this week would build positive momentum towards kick-starting stalled talks over the Iran nuclear deal.
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EU foreign policy chief warns Mali against Russian mercenary deal

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:18
European Union ties with Mali could be seriously affected if it allows Russian private military contractors to operate in the country, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell warned on Monday (20 September).
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EU backs France in submarine dispute, asking: Is America back?

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:09
European Union foreign ministers expressed support and solidarity with France on Monday (20 September) during a meeting in New York to discuss Australia's scrapping of a $40 billion submarine order with Paris in favor of a US and British deal.
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The dream of net zero needs gas [Promoted content]

Tue, 2021-09-21 05:00
We have made a great stride forward in reducing emissions with so-called coal-to-gas switch, says Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall Dea. But the numbers also show that we still need natural gas to spark the next stage of the energy transition.
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