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France says Putin is not ready to end Ukraine war, fighting rages

Sun, 2022-03-13 05:30
Fighting raged near Kyiv on Saturday (12 March) and heavy shelling in other areas threatened new attempts to evacuate trapped civilians as France said Russian President Vladimir Putin showed no readiness to end the war in Ukraine.
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EU to ban steel imports from Russia, luxury goods exports to Moscow

Sat, 2022-03-12 06:59
The European Union will suspend Moscow's privileged trade and economic treatment, crack down on its use of crypto-assets and ban exports to Russia of EU luxury goods and imports of iron and steel goods, the head of the European Commission said on Friday (11 March).
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‘Russia plans nuclear terrorism at Chernobyl’

Sat, 2022-03-12 06:45
Ukraine warned that if electric power supplying Chernobyl’s cooling systems is not restored, this could create a radioactive cloud that would blow over Ukraine, its neighbours and the whole of Europe. Unfortunately, the UN agency in charge of atomic energy pays no attention, writes Roman Rukomeda.
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UN says no evidence to back Russian claim of Ukraine biological weapons program

Sat, 2022-03-12 06:08
The United Nations on Friday said it had no evidence Ukraine had a biological weapons program while Washington and its allies accused Russia of spreading the unproven claim as a possible prelude to launching its own biological or chemical attacks.
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Russia squeezes Kyiv as ‘unimaginable’ tragedy looms in Ukraine

Sat, 2022-03-12 05:49
Russian forces inched towards Kyiv and pounded civilian areas in other Ukrainian cities Friday (11 March), drawing warnings of "unimaginable tragedy" as the United States and the EU moved to tighten the economic noose around the Kremlin.
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France plants seed for joint EU borrowing scheme to absorb sanctions effects

Fri, 2022-03-11 16:50
European leaders emphasised at the informal European Council meeting in Paris the need to make the European economy more resilient and less reliant on Russian imports, with French President Emmanuel Macron proposing Recovery Fund-style joint borrowing at the EU level.
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G7 agri ministers commit to keeping food markets open, supporting Ukraine

Fri, 2022-03-11 16:46
The G7 countries’ agriculture ministers signed a joint declaration committing to keep food markets open and support food supply in Ukraine in an extraordinary meeting on Friday (11 March).
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CoFoE and transnational lists and democracy [Stakeholder Opinion]

Fri, 2022-03-11 16:30
European democracy has remained imprisoned in a strictly national logic. Despite the fact that globalisation has eroded the effectiveness of their action, the governments of the member states have repeatedly opted for unilateral approaches to tackle transnational crises, to the detriment of citizens' rights and interests.
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EU healthcare systems adjusting to arrival of 2.5m Ukrainian refugees

Fri, 2022-03-11 16:19
The EU's healthcare systems, already stretched from the COVID-19 pandemic, are adjusting to deal with the huge influx of new arrivals from Ukraine - numbered over 2.5 million, as of Friday (11 March).
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With war at its doorstep, EU agrees to move on defence

Fri, 2022-03-11 16:00
Drawing quick lessons from Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine, EU leaders agreed on Friday (11 March) to collectively "resolutely bolster investment" in defence capabilities and "substantially increase" defence spending across the bloc.
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The Brief — A paradigm shift with a pricetag

Fri, 2022-03-11 15:46
Few phrases are more misused and abused than ‘paradigm shift’. Undeterred, UK Foreign Minister Liz Truss said in Washington on Thursday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its fallout is a paradigm shift comparable to the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States.
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Kazakhstan undergoes changes comparable to ‘Perestroika’

Fri, 2022-03-11 14:57
The events of January bring to a close the two-year Kazakh duumvirate with former President Nazarbayev, paving the way to a political system firmly united around President Tokayev, perceived as a reformist, writes Alberto Turkstra.
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Agrifood Brief: Guardians of the Green galaxy

Fri, 2022-03-11 14:55
Amid rising concerns over Europe’s food security, the EU’s sustainable goals for the farming sector have taken many blows in recent weeks. But now, it seems, the 'green empire' strikes back.
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Digital Brief: health data space, Russian internet sovereignty, DMA’s final rush

Fri, 2022-03-11 14:24
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
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Russia moves to block Meta entirely over hate speech policy change

Fri, 2022-03-11 14:00
The Russian authorities have opened a criminal case against Meta, the parent company of Facebook, following the company's decision to allow users to post calls for violence against Russians in the context of the war in Ukraine. 
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As Ukraine invasion drags on, Putin says Russia to use Middle East volunteer fighters

Fri, 2022-03-11 13:52
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the green light on Friday (11 March) for up to 16,000 volunteers from the Middle East to be deployed alongside Russian-backed rebels to fight in Ukraine, doubling down an invasion that the West says has...
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EU supermarkets start rationing foodstuffs amid fears of panic buying

Fri, 2022-03-11 13:35
Some European retailers have started taking the drastic step of limiting the amount of sunflower oil per consumer amid ongoing fears that the war in Ukraine will cause food shortages and trigger panic buying.
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CoFoE: citizens ask adapting legislation to digitalisation, future pandemics, and wars

Fri, 2022-03-11 12:56
Preparing schools for pandemics and wars, fighting cybercrime and disinformation, and getting society accustomed to digitalisation are some of the approved suggestions from the Council of the Future of Europe (CoFoE) meeting at the end of February in Dublin.
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Digital policy in the French presidential elections

Fri, 2022-03-11 12:54
France, the country currently at the helm of the EU Council, is heading towards crucial elections next month. We discuss with EURACTIV France reporter Mathieu Pollet the role digital issues play in the presidential campaign, the impact of the Ukrainian...
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Agrifood Podcast: Food security & the Ukraine war

Fri, 2022-03-11 12:47
With the looming threat of the Ukraine war on the world's food supply, the key theme of the week has been food security.
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