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Green transition impossible without ‘blue economy’, EU says

Thu, 2021-05-06 12:30
The transition to a greener, more sustainable economy will be impossible without the support of industries based around the ocean and coasts – known as the blue economy – according to the European Commission.
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EU Court backs Commission’s ban on controversial neonicotinoid pesticides

Thu, 2021-05-06 11:26
The EU’s highest court has ruled that the European Commission was entitled to restrict the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides linked with bee decline after an attempt to overturn the decision from the agrochemical company Bayer. The plant protection products...
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US, Norway, Canada among first foreign countries to join EU military mobility project

Thu, 2021-05-06 10:30
EU defence ministers on Thursday (6 May) agreed to allow the United States, Norway and Canada to join the bloc's project on military mobility, seen as the ‘silver bullet’ for EU-NATO defence cooperation and designed to ensure seamless movement of military equipment across the EU in response to crises.
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Turow: the Polish coal mine at the centre of regional tensions

Thu, 2021-05-06 08:56
Tensions have mounted at the Polish, Czech and German border over a coal mine in Poland that Prague says is contaminating its water supplies and has been operating illegally for over a year.
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UK-France fishing row escalates as protest descends on Jersey

Thu, 2021-05-06 07:00
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sent two Navy patrol vessels to Jersey over concerns that French fishermen could blockade its main port in an escalating post-Brexit row.
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Poland eyes J&J vaccines from Denmark

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:34
In today's edition of the capitals, find out more about Slovakia's Parliament deputy speaker resigning after breaching the country's COVID-19 rules, Austria's decision to reject a possible EU-wide minimum wage, and so much more.
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A global Europe in action

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:30
The Conference on the Future of Europe can catalyse much-needed reflection on how to revamp the EU’s external action. But, most importantly, if the EU wants to secure its position as a top-tier geopolitical player, it should overcome self-doubt and learn by doing, writes Javier Solana.
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Hungarian opposition to file police complaint after MP attends vote with virus

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:23
Hungarian opposition parties Párbeszéd (Dialogue) and Momentum have filed complaints against ruling Fidesz party lawmaker Zsolt Becsó after he attended a parliamentary session last week while infected with the coronavirus.
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US surprises Europe, backs waiving COVID-19 vaccines patents

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:17
The US administration has backed lifting patents of COVID-19 vaccines in order to speed up vaccination of those in need worldwide. Europe, until a couple of months ago, had been reluctant to this option and it is unclear if it will follow the US example.
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1.5% of Montenegrin population vaccinated in one day

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:16
About 10,000 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 on the first day of mass inoculation in Montenegro on Tuesday, which is 1.5% of the population, the country’s health ministry said on Wednesday. On the second day of mass inoculation against coronavirus,...
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Turkey reassured Slovenia did not author Balkan border non-paper

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:15
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Wednesday that he was reassured, following his visit to Ljubljana, that Slovenia had not been the author of the phantom non-paper that suggested a change of borders in the Western Balkans along ethnic...
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Serbian President Vucic offers €25 to vaccinated citizens

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:14
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić announced on Wednesday that people over the age of 16 would receive RSD3,000 (€25) if they got the COVID-19 vaccine. This comes after the president announced the allocation this year of €60 for all adult citizens...
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Zagreb Court’s same-sex ruling paves way for adoption by LGBTIQ partners

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:14
The Zagreb Administrative Court has made a historic decision in the “Kožić and Šegota” case of a same-sex couple. The ruling paves the way for all lifelong partners to adopt, Daniel Martinović, who heads Croatia’s Rainbow Families association said on...
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Romania’s convergence programme approved at cabinet meeting

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:13
Romania’s Prime Minister Florin Cîțu announced that the Convergence Programme for 2021-2024 has been approved by the government at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday (5 May). According to media reports, however, the programme offers little that is new. It is...
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Bulgaria to hold snap elections on 11 July

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:13
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev will schedule early parliamentary elections for 11 July after parties voted into parliament following elections held just a month ago failed to form the required majority to govern. Radev also said he will appoint a caretaker...
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Slovak parliament deputy speaker resigns after breach of curfew

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:11
The Slovak parliament’s deputy speaker, Juraj Šeliga (Za ľudí) stepped down from his post on Wednesday after holding a late-night meeting in a downtown club in Bratislava. Last week, Slovakian tabloid Plus 7 dní captured footage of Šeliga meeting with...
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Czech Deputy PM files civil suit against article accusing him of Russia collusion

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:08
Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Jan Hamáček said on Wednesday he is filing a civil complaint about an article alleging he collaborated with Russia. The article published in SeznamZpravy.cz. accused Hamáček of considering negotiating with Moscow an exchange for...
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Norway denies Russia’s remarks of mounting tensions in Euro-Arctic region

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:07
The signing of the Norway-US revised Supplementary Defence Cooperation Agreement (SDCA) on 16 April has sparked harsh criticism from Russia’s foreign ministry, accusing Oslo of “aggravating tensions in the Euro-Arctic region, and destroying Russian-Norwegian relations”. R Oslo denies claims of...
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Irish media commission to focus on online abuse of women politicians, journalists

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:07
The Irish parliament has proposed legislation that would establish a new media commission. The proposed body would see staff transferred from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and establish an Online Safety Commissioner tasked with the regulation of social media...
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Johnson to use vaccination roll-out in local elections

Thu, 2021-05-06 06:06
Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are likely to reap the benefits of the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme in local elections on Thursday. The Tories are on course to win mayoral races in Birmingham and the north east of England and the prize...
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