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Gazprom bond prospectus acknowledges risk over Nord Stream 2

Tue, 2021-01-19 15:07
Russian gas producer Gazprom has acknowledged in a Eurobond prospectus seen by Reuters on Tuesday (19 January) that there are risks that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project may be suspended or scrapped amid political pressure.
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Outcry in Italy at call for more vaccines for rich regions

Tue, 2021-01-19 14:54
The idea that richer areas should get a bigger share of coronavirus vaccines sparked an outcry on Tuesday (19 January) in Italy, one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic.
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As Russia’s repression grows, the West needs to react

Tue, 2021-01-19 13:39
There needs to be a change in strategy towards Russian repressions and brutality both inside and outside of its borders, writes Pavel Havlicek. The new US administration of Joe Biden is an opportunity in this context, he argues.
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The mystery of Bulgaria’s ‘golden passports’ deepens

Tue, 2021-01-19 13:28
Bulgaria keeps delivering “golden passports” to wealthy non-EU foreigners in return for 'investment', but it turns out that in most cases, such investment does not materialise, so the country gains little and may even risk an infringement procedure from Brussels. EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.
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EU should assert ‘own interests and principles’ for greater strategic autonomy, says MEP

Tue, 2021-01-19 12:21

In an interview with EURACTIV France, MEP Raphaël Glucksmann (S&D) speaks about the EU and China agreeing on 30 December in principle on a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CIA) after the French presidency assured on Monday that China's human rights "commitments" would be "very scrupulously checked".

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Slovak recovery plan for country’s digital sector remains unaddressed

Tue, 2021-01-19 12:20
The Slovak government has emphasised the need to support the digital sector, where the country is lagging behind, but the first plans of the "reform menu", presented in October, do not specifically address it.
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Carbon capture is vital to meeting climate goals, scientists tell green critics

Tue, 2021-01-19 08:40
Engineers and geologists have strongly criticised green groups who last week claimed that carbon capture and storage schemes – for reducing fossil fuel emissions – are costly mistakes. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Pubs threaten uprising in Bulgaria

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:28
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgaria's restaurants and nightclubs threaten to flout coronavirus restrictions, the newly elected CDU chair not being that popular in the polls, and so much more.
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Kosovo unveils rule of law strategy

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:26
The US Embassy in Pristina has welcomed the unveiling of the strategy and action plan for the Functional Review of the Rule of Law and urged the new government, once formed, to adopt the final documents and implement all recommendations...
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Woman may have tried to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians, FBI says

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:26
US law enforcement is investigating whether a woman took a laptop from US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the 6 January siege of the Capitol and tried to sell the device to Russian intelligence.
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Tirana and Athens agree on preventing border illegalities

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:24
US Ambassador to Albania, Yuri Kim, welcomed the agreement between Albania and Greece to jointly fight illegalities at their border crossing points, saying it was “good to see our friends working together to solve shared problems.”  Greece and Albania on...
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EU sees carbon border levy as ‘matter of survival’ for industry

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:23
The European Union's proposed carbon border charge is essential to the survival of its own industries and the bloc will impose the levy on non-EU competitors unless they commit to lowering their emissions, the bloc's climate policy chief said on Monday (18 January).
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‘Electoral engineering’ in Mostar elections, says Bosnian Croat party leader

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:21
There was “electoral engineering” during the elections in Mostar and it allegedly involved the Central Election Commission (CEC) of BiH, Dragan Čović, the leader of the biggest Croatian party in BiH, HDZ BiH, tweeted on Monday. In his tweet, Čović...
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Serbia’s economic achievements in 2020 are unfounded – former national bank governor

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:19
Serbia’s economic achievements in 2020 are unfounded and are more in the domain of political propaganda than reality, Belgrade School of Economics Professor and former Serbian National bank governor Dejan Šoškić told the Nezavisnost (Independence) trade union’s web portal on...
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No-confidence vote against PM Janša to take place on Wednesday

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:16
Slovenian parliament Speaker Igor Zorčič has rejected calls to postpone the vote on the no-confidence motion against the government of Prime Minister Janez Janša due to possible coronavirus infections. A vote of no-confidence should certainly be executed within the timeframe...
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Croatian government decides to support independent artists

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:14
The government decided on Monday to financially support independent artists, the self-employed and independent culture professionals, tasking the finance and culture ministries with setting aside an additional €3 million this year as direct support to the culture sector. Speaking at...
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Vaccination faces online problems in Romania

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:12
The anti-COVID vaccination campaign entered the second phase in Romania, but its rollout has been plagued by problems with appointment bookings. As of Friday (15 January), elders, chronic patients, but also essential workers may receive an inoculation, but users reported...
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Slovakia suddenly a frontrunner in renewable energies

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:12
Slovakia suddenly became one of the EU’s leading countries when it comes to green energy consumption, according to new figures published by Eurostat based on 2019 data regarding household biomass consumption provided by Slovakia. The new figures show that Slovakia...
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European Commission investigating EU grant rejection that ran counter to top EU court ruling

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:11
The European Commission is investigating the rejection of a human rights civil society organisation’s grant application on the grounds that it did not comply with the transparency requirements of Hungarian legislation the EU’s top court found last summer to run...
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Frosty night covers Poland in smog

Tue, 2021-01-19 07:10
Sunday’s frosty night has caused extremely high air pollution across Poland, placing Wroclaw and Warsaw in the world’s top ten most polluted cities according to IQAir’s air quality index which calculates the dose of pollution on the basis of dust...
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