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The AI Act unpacked

Fri, 2022-04-15 10:40
As the European Parliament is preparing to discuss the first draft of the AI Act, we took a critical look at the proposal with Lilian Edwards, professor at the University of Newcastle and expert legal adviser at the Ada Lovelace...
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The West demands investigation of the crimes in Ukraine while EU’s energy policy has shifted

Fri, 2022-04-15 10:37
This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on how western leaders and human rights organisations like the OSCE are trying to investigate reports of war crimes committed in Ukraine by the Russian army. I talked to EURACTIV’s reporter Alexandra...
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Poland’s deputy PM: War gives Poland, Ukraine chance to bury troubled past

Fri, 2022-04-15 10:00
Poland has shown immense support for Ukraine since the Russian invasion started. What is less known to the outside world is that the two countries share a history of oppression and bloodshed, but according to Poland's Deputy PM Piotr Gliński, the war has given them a chance to achieve full reconciliation.
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Macron wants institutional reform, proposes trans-partisan convention

Fri, 2022-04-15 09:24
French President Emmanuel Macron wants to hold a trans-partisan convention that will debate and decide on institutional reform, possibly including an overhaul of the country's entire election schedule, if he is reelected in a run-off vote on 24 April.
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Russia asks Brazil to help keep sway at IMF and World Bank

Fri, 2022-04-15 09:00
Russia has asked Brazil for support in the IMF, the World Bank and the G20 group of top economies to help it counter sanctions imposed by the West since it invaded Ukraine, according to a letter seen by Reuters.
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Germans asked to conserve energy to reduce reliance on Russia

Fri, 2022-04-15 06:52
Germans should start saving energy to become more independent from Russian fossil fuels, Economic Minister Robert Habeck said, as Europe's biggest country looks for ways to cut reliance on Moscow.
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Germany’s global hydrogen plans could accelerate climate change

Fri, 2022-04-15 06:00
German Economy Minister Robert Habeck plans to import hydrogen from all over the world to satisfy Germany's hunger for energy despite a new study questioning the climate-friendliness of hydrogen transport. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU socialist leaders call on Greek progressives to join forces

Fri, 2022-04-15 05:34
Former Prime Minister and main opposition leftist leader Alexis Tsipras vowed a “strong progressive” comeback at his Syriza party conference on Thursday (14 April), a call that was backed by leading socialist politicians across Europe.
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Musk makes $43 billion offer for Twitter to build ‘arena for free speech’

Fri, 2022-04-15 05:30
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk took aim at Twitter Inc with a $43 billion cash takeover offer on Thursday (14 April), with the Tesla CEO saying the social media company needs to be taken private to grow and become a platform for...
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Europe prepares to live without Russian energy

Fri, 2022-04-15 05:24
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France delivering weapons to Ukraine, Austria relaxing its COVID-19 measures, and so much more.
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German MP: Outvoting of smaller ethnic groups in BiH detrimental to peace

Fri, 2022-04-15 05:10
The outvoting of smaller ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina is detrimental to peace and stability in the country, SPD Bundestag MP Josip Juratović said about Bosniak voters’ imposing political representatives on Croats. Juratović noted that such mistakes were made...
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Kosovo to ban certain food exports amid food security crisis. 

Fri, 2022-04-15 05:09
Kosovo will temporarily ban the export of some food items amid the global food, energy, and fuel crisis, according to a government announcement. The decision has been taken to ensure that citizens have access to essential basket items including wheat,...
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Putin tells Europe: You still need Russian gas but we’re turning east

Fri, 2022-04-15 05:09
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday (14 April) that Moscow would work to redirect its energy exports eastward as Europe tries to reduce its reliance on them, adding that European nations would not be able to ditch Russian gas immediately.
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Price of consumer goods in Montenegro increase 3.4% in a month

Fri, 2022-04-15 05:07
Prices of consumer goods and services, measured by the consumer price index, increased 3.4% on average between March and February 2022, Montenegro’s statistical office Monstat reported. Consumer prices in March 2022, as compared to March 2021, increased by 9.7% on...
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Vucic says using Bonn powers in Bosnia does not contribute to stability

Fri, 2022-04-15 05:02
The most recent use of so-called Bonn powers by the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina Christian Schmidt does not contribute to stability, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said as he met with Schmidt in Belgrade on Thursday. Vučić also expressed...
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Slovenian defence spending to increase to nearly €1 billion by 2026

Fri, 2022-04-15 05:00
The Slovenian government has adopted a spending plan for 2022-2026 under which defence spending will increase by an average of €72 million per year to reach €983 million by 2026. The programme plans to progress the development and modernisation of...
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Prime minister against any attempts to connect Croatia with Ustasha

Fri, 2022-04-15 04:58
Any attempt to connect present-day Croatia with the 1941-1945 Ustasha regime, a Nazi ally, and deny war crimes is historically incorrect, detrimental to Croatia and unacceptable for the government, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Thursday. The prime minister was...
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Romanian government makes offshore law more investor-friendly

Fri, 2022-04-15 04:57
The governing coalition agreed to adopt changes to the current offshore law, making it more favourable to investors and allowing it to help unblock the exploitation of gas reserves in the Black Sea. The coalition agreed on the modifications to...
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Hungarian government issues decree to secure outgoing president’s villa

Fri, 2022-04-15 04:54
The government has issued a decree that overrode local laws to accommodate the development of the 720 square metre estate outgoing head of state János Áder will receive for his service, Telex reported via 24.hu. The panoramic villa in the upmarket 12th district of the...
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Spanish centre-right and socialists ‘neck and neck’ if election held today

Fri, 2022-04-15 04:50
If the 2023 Spanish election were held today, centre-right Partido Popular (PP) would be in a near “neck and neck” race with the Socialist Party (PSOE), the state-owned Center for Sociological Studies (CIS) stated in a new poll. According to...
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