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Poland ready to set up service centre for Ukraine-bound Leopards

Wed, 2023-03-08 06:04
Poland is ready to set up a service centre for the Leopard tanks being handed over to Ukraine by NATO countries, Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak told a press briefing ahead of the EU defence ministers’ meeting in Stockholm. The hub...
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Polish parliament rejects controversial abortion bill before elections

Wed, 2023-03-08 06:03
Parliament rejected a controversial bill that aims to further restrict one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe on Tuesday, with some conservative members of the ruling PiS saying off the record that they did not want the bill to...
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New intelligence points to pro-Ukraine group in Nord Stream attack

Wed, 2023-03-08 06:01
New intelligence reviewed by US officials suggests that a pro-Ukraine group - likely comprised of Ukrainians or Russians - attacked the Nord Stream gas pipelines in September, the New York Times reported on Tuesday (7 March).
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Founder of Tech Start-up Erodes Stereotypes & Creates Role Models [Promoted content]

Wed, 2023-03-08 06:00
Kristel Kruustük, Co-founder of Tallin-based software testing company Testlio, explains how her testing model reduces barriers within the tech sector and proliferates socio-economic opportunities globally. Known for leading with passion, she encourages burgeoning entrepreneurs to trust their instincts.
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Spain imposes wide-reaching 40% gender quota from 2026

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:52
Large public and private companies must ensure women make up at least 40% of their decision-making bodies from 2026, according to a draft bill approved by the government on Tuesday that also applies to election candidates, members of government and...
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Lisbon mayor asks government to set example on vacant housing

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:50
Before imposing measures on individuals to increase the housing supply, like forcing them to rent out their vacant properties, the government should look inwards and set the example, Lisbon’s Mayor, Carlos Moedas (PSD), said at a conference about housing on...
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Minister: Frontex didn’t warn Italy before Calabria disaster

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:50
EU border agency Frontex did not provide Italian authorities with any warnings or distress alerts regarding the migrants whose boat shipwrecked off the coast of Calabria that, left many dead at the end of February, said Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi,...
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Favourites to win upcoming Finnish election, neck-and-neck

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:42
The top spot in the upcoming April elections is still up for grabs as three parties are currently neck-and-neck in the race to form a coalition that will most likely not be a repeat of the current five-party coalition, the...
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Belgian firefighters protest working conditions, pension reform plans

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:42
Firefighters from all over Belgium took to the streets of Brussels on Tuesday to protest their current working conditions and the government’s plans to reform the pension system. On Tuesday morning, firefighters gathered to demand more staff and resources. The...
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Number of women top officials in Austria dropped in 2022

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:41
The proportion of women in Austria’s government, the National Council and provincial governments decreased considerably between 2021 and 2022, the Institute for Parliamentarism and Democracy has found. From 2021 to 2022, Austria saw women’s representation in top political positions dropping...
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French protest pensions reform in record numbers amid energy output threat

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:40
The French took to the streets in record numbers on Tuesday to protest the controversial pensions reform for the sixth time since January, with energy sector players promising a ‘hellish’ week for the government as it is set on cutting...
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One in five women in Germany at risk of old-age poverty

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:40
One in five women over 65 in Germany is at acute risk of poverty, Germany’s Statistics Agency warned on Tuesday ahead of International Women’s Day, meaning that the gap between men’s and women’s pensions, just like the one for wages,...
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UK’s ‘illegal and inhumane’ small boats bill prompts backlash

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:26
The UK has set out plans to prevent small boats carrying potential migrants and asylum seekers and forcibly return them in a new bill denounced as ‘illegal and inhumane’ by advocacy groups. Unveiling the government’s Illegal Migration Bill to UK...
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Austrian MEP: Putin’s Russia will disappear one way or another

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:25
European defence and security policy has matured following Russia’s war in Ukraine, MEP Lukas Mandl said in Prague, noting that Moscow would surely play a different role in the new geopolitical order, hopefully, a peaceful one. Mandl (ÖVP, EPP), Vice-Chair...
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Belgian Greens want Wagner Group added to EU terrorist list

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:25
Belgium should ensure that the Russian paramilitary organisation Wagner Group is included in the European list of terrorist organisations, according to calls from Green parties Ecolo and Groen. The two sister parties, one French-speaking, the other Flemish, have tabled a...
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Women march as rights under threat across the globe

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:23
Women will hit the streets en masse across the globe on Wednesday (8 March) to defend rights that are coming under increasing attack.
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EU edges towards joint arms procurement for Ukraine but hurdles remain

Wed, 2023-03-08 05:15
The EU could move closer to a landmark decision on joint procurement of ammunition to aid Ukraine and replenish domestic stockpiles as EU defence ministers meet on Wednesday (8 March) to look at joint ammunition-buying plans. In Stockholm, EU defence...
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The ‘Buy European’ clauses in the Net-Zero Industry Act

Tue, 2023-03-07 19:10
According to a leaked draft proposal seen by EURACTIV, the European Commission's Net-Zero Industry Act may include measures to deter foreign clean tech products, similar to the domestic content requirements of the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
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EU lawmakers set to settle on OECD definition for Artificial Intelligence

Tue, 2023-03-07 16:30
The European Parliament agreed to close a critical contentious point of the AI Act by adopting the definition used by the OECD. Most other definitions have also been agreed upon, with new measures like a right to explanation also on the table of EU lawmakers.
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Germany’s FDP accused of ‘blackmail’ in EU combustion engine row

Tue, 2023-03-07 16:06
Germany’s last-minute decision to revoke its support for a law that would see the sale of new combustion engines banned from 2035 sets a dangerous precedent for European politics, according to the chair of the European Parliament's influential environment committee. 
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