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Environmental organisations slam construction of new airport in protected area

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:27
Twenty Albanian nature organisations have condemned the start of works on a new airport in Vlora, in the south of the country, saying it is illegal and environmental assessments were unprofessional, reports Exit.al. Prime Minister Edi Rama inaugurated the Vlora...
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Most Macedonians believe COVID-19 was artificially created to control people

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:25
Nearly 65% of citizens in North Macedonia believe COVID-19 was created in a laboratory to control humans, a public opinion poll conducted by the Societas Civilis Institute for Democracy (IDSCS) in collaboration with the Presidential Center for Political Education (PCPO)...
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Palmer and Eichhorst working hard to help implement electoral law in BiH

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:22
Special US State Department envoy Matthew Palmer and the managing director for Europe and Central Asia at the European External Action Service in Brussels, Angelina Eichhorst, are back in Sarajevo to help local politicians implement the rulings of the Strasbourg...
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Fourth COVID-19 wave plateauing in Slovenia

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:20
Slovenia had an early fourth-wave surge in coronavirus infections, but the latest figures show the situation is stabilising. Nevertheless, the caseload remains above what most European countries are currently experiencing. Last week the country recorded around 16,300 new cases, down...
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EU ministers adopt recommendations for blended learning in response to pandemic

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:17
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, EU education ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday (29 November) adopted recommendations on blended learning approaches that combine school site and other physical environments away from the school and digital and non-digital learning tools....
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Hungarian opposition candidate for PM supports cooperation with Serbia

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:12
The candidate for prime minister nominated by Hungary’s united opposition, Peter Marki-Zay, said that he wants to maintain positive and good neighbourly relations with Serbia. “I believe that it’s in the best interest of Serbs and the Hungarians living in Serbia...
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Tusk names Nord Stream 2 as Merkel’s ‘biggest mistake’

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:11
Donald Tusk, the former president of the European Council and leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), criticised the decision of the outgoing German government on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Germany to Russia.
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Portugal’s Madeira launches Europe’s largest marine protected area

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:11
The regional government of Madeira announced on Monday the creation of Europe’s largest marine protected area through the approval of a new legal regime on the nature reserve of the Selvagens Islands. A statement released by the Blue Ocean Foundation...
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Critics claim Qatars sustainable 2022 stadium is just ‘PR’

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:11
As Football is under pressure to go carbon neutral, one major source of emissions remains the stadiums that need to be built for every world cup, something Qatar seeks to address. But critics remain unconvinced that supposedly sustainable stadiums are enough to tackle the issue.
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Inflation hits new record not seen since 1992

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:10
Spain’s Inflation in November stood at 5.6%, breaking a new record after the 5.4% mark reached in October, the highest rate in almost 30 years, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. According to data released on Monday by the Spanish Statistical Institute...
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Greeks still reluctant to receive a COVID-19 booster

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:10
One in three vaccinated citizens has not registered to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Next month will be crucial to avoid the resurgence of anti-vaxxers, news website News247 has reported. Greece was among the first EU countries...
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Sweden’s shortest-lived PM given another shot to run country

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:09
Magdalena Andersson, the Chair of the Social Democratic Party who was prime minister for a few hours last week, has been appointed to lead a Social Democratic minority government as the country’s 34th prime minister. In the 349-seat parliament, Andersson,...
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Ireland detects 11 suspected cases of Omicron

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:09
Eleven suspected cases of the new COVID-19 variant have been detected and sent for confirmatory genome sequencing, Ireland’s department of health said on Monday. “It is likely at this point that we will be identifying cases here in the coming...
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Ukraine urges swift action to ‘deter’ Russian invasion

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:08
Ukraine called for swift action on Monday (29 November) to "deter" its Soviet-era master Moscow from invasion, saying that a Russian military operation could be launched "in the blink of an eye".
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French majority parties launch alliance to support Macron in presidential elections

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:08
The four political movements LREM (La République en Marche), Modem, Agir and Horizons – which currently make up the presidential majority – launched the new entity ‘Ensemble Citoyens!’ on Monday evening to back the candidacy of President Emmanuel Macron in...
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Germany calls on Army General to head crisis management team

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:08
Germany’s new “traffic light” government of Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens, and the liberal FDP have called on a Bundeswehr general to head its COVID crisis management team. Major General Carsten Breuer has coordinated more than 7,000 Bundeswehr pandemic assistance...
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Bulgarian prosecutor’s office refused to investigate its chief

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:02
The specialised prosecutor’s office refused to launch a criminal prosecution against Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev for publicly leaking information from wiretapping used to attack political opponents. Interior Minister Boyko Rashkov made the request to launch a formal investigation against Geshev....
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Slovak government greenlights construction of country’s biggest solar park

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:00
The government has announced that a solar park will be built by the state nuclear energy company of Slovakia next to the nuclear power plant Jaslovenské Bohunice. The solar power plant will be 105 hectares big, will cost approximately €60 million,...
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Why the EU should boost Patient Blood Management implementation in Europe and align EU legislation with WHO guidance [Promoted content]

Tue, 2021-11-30 06:00
There are many reasons for the EU to take a greater role in preserving blood – including one’s blood –  to improve patients’ lives. The window of opportunity is here to support EU countries improve health systems, policies and practices...
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Fidesz agrees with claim opposition is a ‘security threat’

Tue, 2021-11-30 05:57
Chief ruling party Fidesz spokesperson agreed with the speaker of the Hungarian parliament’s speech, in which the latter called Hungary’s opposition the ‘most dangerous national security threat’, during Monday’s legislative sitting, Telex reported. Parliament Speaker László Kövér said in a speech to...
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