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Hopes and fears abound as Croatia’s euro adoption nears

Thu, 2022-12-29 07:30
“Are you kidding? It’s going to be a mess in the first days, and I can tell you: We’re already quite apprehensive”. That’s how a saleswoman at a Zagreb bakery described her expectations for Croatia joining the eurozone on 1...
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Turkish court upholds Osman Kavala’s life sentence

Thu, 2022-12-29 07:16
A Turkish appellate court on Wednesday (28 December) upheld the conviction of a leading critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan whose jailing has added to tensions in Ankara's uneasy ties with the West.
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All Charts of the week from the EURACTIV Economy Brief

Thu, 2022-12-29 07:00
In this edition you can browse through all the charts and the accompanying mini-articles that have been used in the Economy Brief this year, from the most recent to the oldest one.
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Russia steps up Kherson shelling, dismisses Zelenskyy’s peace plan

Thu, 2022-12-29 06:55
Ukraine's recently liberated southern city of Kherson suffered intense mortar and artillery attacks from Russian forces across the Dnipro river, while the Kremlin rejected a Ukrainian peace plan, demanding that Kyiv accept its annexation of four regions.
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ExxonMobil seeks to block EU tax on windfall energy profits

Thu, 2022-12-29 06:26
US energy giant ExxonMobil filed suit Wednesday (28 December) against the European Union seeking to block its temporary tax on oil firms' windfall profits, a company spokesperson said.
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EU, US, NATO urge dialogue to ease tensions at Serbia-Kosovo border

Wed, 2022-12-28 15:00
Calls for a de-escalation in tensions between Kosovo and Serbia intensified on Wednesday (28 December), with the EU, US, and NATO's mission in Kosovo, KFOR, all urged dialogue between the two Balkan neighbours.
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Kosovo closes biggest border point with Serbia as barricades spread

Wed, 2022-12-28 14:17
Kosovo closed its biggest border crossing point with Serbia on Wednesday (28 December) after protestors blocked it on the Serbian side, adding more tensions to the difficult situation between the two Balkan neighbours, which observers have called the most dramatic in years.
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Fuel retailer Petrol closes outlets in Croatia to protest price cap

Wed, 2022-12-28 13:00
Croatia's second-largest fuel retailer, Petrol on Wednesday (28 December) said it would close its stations in the country for one hour to protest over the government's fuel price cap, which it said was causing it great damage.
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Rising energy costs cause problems for Kosovo’s forests, citizens’ lungs

Wed, 2022-12-28 08:00
As winter draws in and snow settles on the peaks and hills of Kosovo, the permeating odour from burning firewood and pellets becomes an inescapable part of reality. But the problem goes far beyond washing that reeks of smoke, as the fumes cause health problems for citizens and using more wood drives deforestation.
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Removing the Russian burden from Serbia’s back

Wed, 2022-12-28 07:30
In making plans for aggression against Ukraine, Russia probably made calculations, but it is unclear what calculations Belgrade made so it continues to act vis-à-vis Russia as an ally, Orhan Dragaš writes.
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EU aims to agree new energy efficiency law in 2023

Wed, 2022-12-28 07:15
Legislators aim to sign off on a new law to boost energy efficiency next year, despite slow progress in talks between the European Parliament and the 27 EU countries.
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France: unemployment reform has workers’ unions up in arms

Wed, 2022-12-28 07:15
According to a leaked ministerial decree, French unemployment reform due on 1 February will see the time an unemployed person can receive benefits fall by up to 40%, infuriating trade unions.
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Ukraine fighting intensifies as Russia seeks to recapture lost cities

Wed, 2022-12-28 07:12
Russian forces fired 33 rockets at civilian targets in the Ukrainian city of Kherson in the 24 hours to early Wednesday (28 December), Ukraine's military said, as fighting intensified with Russia deploying more tanks and armoured vehicles on front lines.
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Chinese hospitals ‘extremely busy’ as COVID spreads unchecked

Wed, 2022-12-28 06:35
Chinese hospitals were under intense pressure as a surge of COVID-19 infections strained medical resources, while the scale of the outbreak and doubts over official data prompted some countries to consider new travel rules on Chinese visitors.
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Azerbaijan demands Karabakh mine access as condition to end protests blocking road

Wed, 2022-12-28 06:24
Azerbaijan said on 27 December protests which have blocked the supply route to ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh for more than two weeks would be suspended if monitors were given access to what it calls illegal mining sites in the enclave.
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Russia announces oil ban to countries that imposed price cap

Wed, 2022-12-28 06:10
Russia on Tuesday (27 December) banned oil sales to countries and companies that comply with a price cap agreed by Western nations, briefly helping to lift crude prices.
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Fighting rages in east Ukraine as Russia reaffirms demands for ending war

Tue, 2022-12-27 15:00
Russian forces shelled and bombed towns and cities in eastern and southern Ukraine on Tuesday (27 November), a day after Russia's foreign minister said Kyiv must accept Moscow's demands for ending the war or else suffer defeat on the battlefield.
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Serbian army on highest alert as Kosovo says it will remove barricades

Tue, 2022-12-27 12:42
Ethnic Serbs in Kosovo erected new barricades in North Mitrovica and Zvecan on Tuesday (27 December), just hours after Belgrade said it has put its army is on the highest combat alert.
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Kazakhstan values its frank exchange with the EU [Promoted content]

Tue, 2022-12-27 11:25
Kazakhstan values the constructive feedback it receives from its European partners when it comes to the country’s political development at a time of major geopolitical challenges, writes Mukhtar Tileuberdi.
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What lies ahead in 2023

Tue, 2022-12-27 07:01
There seems to be little respite in store for the European Union after the rollercoaster that was 2022. In this special report, EURACTIV looks at what lies ahead when it comes to EU policy and politics in 2023 - the last full year for the current European Commission and Parliament before the next election in spring 2024.
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