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The role of tech in EU sustainability

Mon, 2022-04-04 17:56
Technology and sustainability are becoming increasingly intertwined in both policy and practice but negotiating the relationship between the two is complex.
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Germany expels 40 Russian diplomats in response to massacre in Ukraine

Mon, 2022-04-04 17:40
Germany announced the expulsion of 40 Russian diplomats on Monday (4 April) in response to the discovery of apparent mass graves and executed civilians in Bucha, near Kyiv, adding that it seeks to end all trade relations with Russia.
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Hungarian vote “marred by absence of level playing field”, elections watchdog says

Mon, 2022-04-04 16:29
An international watchdog has released a report on Hungary’s general election and referendum, citing multiple issues in the electoral process. On Sunday (April 3), citizens of Hungary went to the polls to vote in two major electoral events: the referendum...
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The Brief – Towards a Central Alliance?

Mon, 2022-04-04 14:48
With Ukraine looking to secure its future, the time is ripe to rethink the future security architecture of a large part of the EU – its Eastern flank, which represents a fragile 'centre' between Russia and Western Europe.
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French candidates disagree on retirement age, unified on pension raise

Mon, 2022-04-04 14:48
Candidates in the French presidential race all have a clear position on whether to keep, reduce or raise the current legal retirement age - a topic that has been a major source of political debate in France for decades. EURACTIV France reports.
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Digital transition could be risk or opportunity for climate says UN official

Mon, 2022-04-04 14:07
Sustainability should be integrated into the digital transition to avoid inadvertently accelerating the climate crisis, according to a UN official. 
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Associate memberships revisited: How to get the EU enlargement policy right

Mon, 2022-04-04 13:13
The alternative to a decades-long EU enlargement process would be to revive a concept discussed at the turn of the millennium: Associate memberships as a preliminary stage to full membership writes Andreas Wittkowsky.
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Germany fears seasonal labour shortages as Ukraine war rages on

Mon, 2022-04-04 12:25
This year, labour supply bottlenecks could become a problem due to the Ukraine war and the ongoing pandemic, and while the German Farmers' Association (DBV) calls for the rules to be relaxed, critics argue deeper issues remain.
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REPowering the EU with biomethane [Promoted content]

Mon, 2022-04-04 10:00
The renewable gas sector is ready to deliver, but coordinated efforts and investments will be required to reach those goals. Watch EBA's statement to learn more.
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EU mulls new sanctions after atrocities near Kyiv attributed to Russia forces

Mon, 2022-04-04 09:24
The EU said Monday (4 April) it is urgently discussing a new round of sanctions on Russia as it condemned "atrocities" reported in Ukrainian towns Moscow's troops had occupied.
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Zelenskyy blames Germany, France over failed Ukraine diplomacy

Mon, 2022-04-04 08:30
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy blamed former German Chancellor Angela Merkel and ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy for fourteen years of failed diplomacy vis a vis Russia.
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Honest advice from Ukraine to the international businesses still in Russia

Mon, 2022-04-04 07:32
As the exodus of international companies from Russia continues, Nazar Bobitski offers advice to the companies which still operate in the company, with various reasons for doing so.
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Baltic states become first in Europe to stop Russian gas imports

Mon, 2022-04-04 06:27
The head of Latvia's natural gas storage operator said Saturday (2 April) the Baltic states were no longer importing Russian gas, a decision made in reaction to the Kremlin's decision to invade Ukraine.
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Greek foreign minister leads aid mission to Odesa, reopens consulate

Mon, 2022-04-04 06:14
Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias arrived in Odesa on Sunday (3 April) at the head of a humanitarian aid mission into the southern port city of Ukraine, the foreign ministry said.
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Splitting up Europe’s authoritarian alliance

Mon, 2022-04-04 05:56
The reelection of Viktor Orbán to a fifth term as Prime Minister of Hungary should push the European Commission to isolate his autocratic government and break up Europe’s authoritarian alliance between Hungary and Poland.
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‘The ashes of Bucha are burning in our hearts’

Mon, 2022-04-04 05:52
After the massacre of Ukrainian population in Bucha, Irpin, Vorzel, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Mariupil, the EU should completely disconnect Russia from SWIFT, close all their ports to Russian ships, froze and seize all the Russian assets, and charge Putin as war criminal, writes Roman Rukomeda.
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Kremlin warns West: rouble-for-gas scheme is the ‘prototype’

Mon, 2022-04-04 05:46
President Vladimir Putin's rouble payment scheme for natural gas is the prototype that the world's largest country will extend to other major exports because the West has sealed the decline of the US dollar by freezing Russian assets, the Kremlin said.
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EU expects safety guarantees for new ‘ghost’ migration camp in Lesvos

Mon, 2022-04-04 05:44
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about French President Emmanuel Macron holding his first, and probably last, campaign rally before the election on 10 April, Swedes wanting more defence spending, and so much more.
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Orbán gloats at Brussels following supermajority electoral win

Mon, 2022-04-04 05:41
Despite polling and analyst predictions, incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his ruling Fidesz party were able to preserve the two-thirds majority they have held in the Hungarian legislative since 2010.
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WTO official: IP waiver on COVID vaccines would not facilitate access immediately

Mon, 2022-04-04 05:35
The negotiations for a waiver on intellectual property (IP) rights in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are still ongoing, but a final agreement would not immediately loosen up access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, according to a WTO official.
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