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Top US general confirms ‘very concerning’ Chinese hypersonic weapons test

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:50
The top US military officer, General Mark Milley, has provided the first official US confirmation of a Chinese hypersonic weapons test that military experts say appears to show Beijing's pursuit of an Earth-orbiting system designed to evade American missile defenses.
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EU climate and infrastructure agency eyes end of fossil fuel projects

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:45
The director of CINEA, a recently-established EU agency managing €55 billion in EU funding for clean energy and transport, told EURACTIV about the challenge of ending fossil fuel projects entirely, saying coal and natural gas assets “are not simply going to go away” and need to be managed during the transition.
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Time to make the leap with European crisis response units

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:40
Over the past few months, corridor gossip has spread about an alleged Commission proposal for a 5,000 unit-strong EU “initial entry force”. Political will is both the main trigger and obstacle in the process, write Francesca Romana D'Antuono, Reinier van Lanschot, and Emile Fabre.
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Why Orban pumps billions abroad

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:35
In today's news from the Capitals, find out more about one in five hospital beds in France having to close due to labour shortages, Czechia not making the vaccine mandatory for workers, and so much more.
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Online marketplaces warn EU ‘gatekeeper’ definition does not mirror their business model

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:30
The criteria for designing e-commerce platforms as gatekeepers do not reflect their business model, according to a letter signed by eight European technology companies including Booking, Allegro and Zalando.
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Iran agrees to restart nuclear talks as pressure grows

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:27
Iran said Wednesday (27 October) it will resume talks with world powers in November on reviving a nuclear deal after a five-month gap in the face of mounting warnings that international patience was wearing thin.
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Middelaar: Pandemic exposed Europe’s geopolitical vulnerabilities

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:23
The COVID-19 pandemic was much more than a health crisis for Europe, which means it needs to transform from rule-political machinery to a political body able to deal with unexpected events, political philosopher and historian Luuk van Middelaar told EURACTIV.
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Albanian ruling party refuses to participate in inquiry into alleged electoral issues

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:20
The ruling Socialist Party boycotted, for the third time, on Wednesday (27 October), a meeting with a committee set up to investigate possible abuse of central and local public administration in the run-up to the April general elections. Opposition parties...
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EU calls for resolution of Kosovo-Serbia boxing spat

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:19
The European Commission has called for the depoliticisation of sport after Serbia prevented Kosovo’s team from participating in the 2021 World Boxing Championship being held in Belgrade. Commission spokesperson Peter Stano said that “the Kosovo Boxing Association [should] not be treated differently...
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CoE: North Macedonia showing commitment, insufficient clarity on decentralisation

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:15
Political commitment to decentralisation is observed in North Macedonia, but more clarity in law and practice is needed to further improve the decentralisation reform in the country, according to a recommendation adopted by the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional...
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EU-Poland tensions towards de-escalation?

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:14
An EU source close to the issue has told EURACTIV that the European Commission is mulling partly backing off on its demands and may concentrate on just one - abolishing the Disciplinary Chamber. 
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24/7 COVID passes: Serbian virologist in favour, PM says no

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:13
Serbian virologist Dr. Milanko Šekler said on Wednesday (27 October) that only an around-the-clock use of the COVID-19 pass would “make sense”. But Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić stated that such passes would not be needed for the time being....
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Luxembourg PM admits faults in thesis plagiarism row

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:10
Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel on Wednesday (27 October) admitted he should have acted "differently" after accusations he plagiarised swathes of his university thesis.
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Croatian president changes tune about euro

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:08
Croatia would have more benefits than disadvantages from euro adoption, President Zoran Milanović was quoted as saying after he met with his Maltese counterpart, George Vella. “This is a country which has been inside for a long time, it has...
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Romania’s vaccination campaign picks up steam

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:07
Interest in vaccination against COVID-19 has increased significantly over the past week, amid discussions about making green passes mandatory for some activities, and overfilled hospitals. The number of doses administered in Romania has remained above 100,000 per day over the...
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Czechia refuses ‘Italian way’, says no to obligatory COVID pass for workers

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:04
Representatives of the Czech government, employers, and trade unions have refused to impose any restrictions on unvaccinated workers, agreeing on Wednesday that it is impossible to effectively enforce such a measure. The priority for the upcoming weeks should be the...
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Bulgaria throws its last reserves in fight against COVID-19

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:02
The health ministry is suspending the planned admission of patients to hospitals to open additional beds for the treatment of patients with COVID-19. Intensive care units, in which over 600 patients are currently being treated, will have their capacity increased...
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CEDR Research Call 2021 is open for bids! [Promoted content]

Thu, 2021-10-28 05:00
CEDR Call 2021 is open as of 28 September 2021 with two research programmes: Climate Change Resilience and Remote Condition Monitoring of Physical Road Assets. A public briefing session will be held on 09 November 2021 at 10:30 - 12:00 CET.
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COVID-19: Half Greece in the red

Thu, 2021-10-28 04:59
On Wednesday (27 October), Greek health officials reported 3,651 new coronavirus cases, a reduction from 4,165 the day before, and 63 deaths, a recent high. Half of the country is now at the “red” epidemiological level while vaccinations remain stagnant...
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EU gives Moldova €60 million euros over Russia gas row

Thu, 2021-10-28 04:58
The European Union on Wednesday (27 October) said it was giving Moldova €60 million to help cope with a gas crisis after Russia's Gazprom hiked prices.
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