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Green on the outside only

Tue, 2021-06-15 08:35
The climate crisis and LGBTQ+ pride month have something in common – they’re both an opportunity for large companies to performatively demonstrate their values. But values that must contend with profits are fluid, more a river with divergent streams than an immovable mountain.
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EU, US eye ‘Green Technology Alliance’ at Brussels summit

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:50
The United States and European Union will pledge closer cooperation on fighting climate change at a summit on Tuesday (15 June), but will steer clear of setting a date to stop burning coal, according to a draft joint statement seen by EURACTIV.
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LEAK: EU, US to mend trade ties, align on Russia-China

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:29
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about Italy allowing the mixing of vaccines, Bulgaria's former Deputy PM accused of discriminating Roma people, and so much more.
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Beijing accuses NATO of exaggerating ‘China threat theory’

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:19
Beijing on Tuesday (15 June) accused NATO of exaggerating the threat from China and "creating confrontation", after a vow from the Western allies to work together to counter the challenges posed by its policies.
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Bilcik: Military drills with Russia, Belarus ‘not helpful’ for Serbia’s EU path

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:18
The Russian-Belarusian-Serbian military exercise is “not helpful” for Serbia’s EU path, said the European Parliament’s Serbia rapporteur, Vladimir Bilčik, adding that clear “foreign policy choices” would instead help the country advance toward EU membership. “As Serbian diplomacy is seeking EU...
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Croatia did not lose 1 billion kuna in recovery plan

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:18
Croatia’s government has dismissed allegations made by EURACTIV partner Jutarnji List that the European Commission found an imprecision in the country’s recovery and resilience plan, resulting in the amount allocated to the country being reduced by 1 billion kuna (€133...
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Romanian president invites Biden for state visit

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:16
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis who had two short discussions with his US counterpart Joe Biden on the margins of the NATO summit in Brussels, said he invited the US president to visit Romania. Iohannis said after the summit that he...
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Bulgaria’s former deputy PM accused of anti-Roma discrimination

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:15
Bulgaria’s Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) has found the leader of the nationalist party VMRO and former deputy prime minister Krassimir Karakachanov guilty of discrimination against Roma people. The case arose after two men of Roma origin attacked a Bulgarian native...
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LEAK: EU, US to mend trade ties, align on Russia-China

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:12
Brussels and Washington aim to renew ties during a joint summit with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday (15 June), but – from the tariffs dispute to China – the transatlantic alliance still has areas of disagreement. EURACTIV has seen...
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Sassoli: US Congress wants to collaborate with EU, national parliaments on migration

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:11
European Parliament chief David Sassoli has said that US Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked him for more cooperation on migration and asylum among European national parliaments, the EU House and US Congress. “Last week before the G7, I had a...
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Slovak police investigates cases of illegal waste imports from Italy and Poland

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:04
Slovakia’s police are investigating five cases of illegal waste imports to Slovakia from Italy and Poland. Tons of waste had ended up in agricultural and industrial buildings and even loose on the ground, a spokesperson said. However, waste had been...
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Czechia ready for tough negotiations with Poland over Turow mine

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:04
The Czech-Polish legal dispute over the Turów coal mine has entered a new phase as Czech Environment Minister Richard Brabec confirmed that Czechia has sent a draft bilateral agreement concerning the mine to Polish authorities. The deal between the two...
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Polish Constitutional Court again postpones review of CJEU provisional measures

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:03
Poland’s Constitutional Court has postponed for the third time its review of whether the country must comply with a demand by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to suspend regulations on judicial reform implemented by the ruling Law...
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Italy authorises mixing of COVID-19 vaccines

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:03
Under-60s who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will have the possibility of receiving a different vaccine as their second dose, Italy’s national drug agency (Aifa) decided on Monday. The announcement comes after the AstraZeneca and...
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Greece, Turkey vow to have a ‘quiet’ summer

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:02
At a meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to de-escalate tensions. “The meeting was a step towards a quieter summer,” Greek government sources said....
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Norway’s licensing round for oil companies angers environmentalists

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:02
The announcement on 9 June by Norway’s petroleum and energy ministry inviting oil companies to apply for exploration blocks has upset environmental groups, including Greenpeace. The blocks available are situated on the country’s continental shelf in the “mature”, so-called predefined...
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Irish ministers worry as tensions mount over NI protocol

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:02
Dublin officials are worried that continued uncertainty over the Northern Ireland Protocol could further escalate tensions between the UK and the EU. A breakthrough between the EU and UK would still be possible “if there’s a will there on both...
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Austria finds new partner on migration, this time Malta

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:02
Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg met with his Maltese counterpart Evarist Bartolo in Valletta on Monday to discuss migration policy and the situation in Libya with the ministers agreeing that they should not have to wait for a common EU...
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Germany debates loosening mask restrictions, states sceptical

Tue, 2021-06-15 06:01
Germany’s health and justice ministers asked the premiers of Germany’s 16 states to start dropping mask-wearing restrictions, but both Chancellor Angela Merkel and various regional leaders called for greater “discipline and care”. The debate comes against the background spread of...
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Infrastructure dispute reveals deep divisions in Europe over gas

Tue, 2021-06-15 05:55
The EU's 27 energy ministers on Friday (11 June) came to an uneasy compromise on the revision of EU rules covering investments in cross-border energy infrastructure, the so-called TEN-E regulation. The fraught debate sets an unwelcome precedent for future debates over gas.
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