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UN chief to attend opening of Beijing Winter Olympics

Fri, 2022-01-14 08:22
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday (13 January) that he would attend the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics next month with the message that the event "must be an instrument of peace in the world."
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Massive cyberattack hits Ukrainian government websites amid Russia tensions

Fri, 2022-01-14 07:45
A massive cyberattack warning Ukrainians to “be afraid and expect the worst” hit government websites late on Thursday (13 January), leaving some websites inaccessible on Friday morning and prompting Kyiv to open an investigation. Ukraine’s foreign ministry spokesperson told Reuters...
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Tweets of the week: Goodbye Sassoli, Boris Parties and Russian Problem

Fri, 2022-01-14 07:45
This week it’s a sad farewell to the president, Boris Johnson’s lies become evident, And NATO and Russia are unable relent.
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Cruz’s Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill fails in US Senate, Menendez tables alternative legislation

Fri, 2022-01-14 07:38
The US Senate on Thursday (13 January) failed to pass a bill to slap sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz, a day after Democrats unveiled their own legislation.
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Expert: NATO membership is not an option and arming Ukraine is a tricky issue

Fri, 2022-01-14 07:08
NATO membership in the near future is not possible for Georgia and Ukraine, and the alternative - arming Ukraine - is a tricky issue, ECFR expert Kadri Liik told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Draft EU ‘green claims’ law overly focused on CO2 impact, critics say

Fri, 2022-01-14 07:06
Upcoming EU labelling law aimed at helping consumers choose green products has come under fire for providing an incomplete picture of environmental impact by focusing too much on carbon emissions and ignoring other factors such as recyclability and toxicity.
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Britain and India aim to finalise FTA agreement by year-end

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:50
Britain and India formally launched free trade agreement talks in New Delhi on Thursday (13 January) with the aim of wrapping up a deal by the end of the year that could boost annual bilateral trade by billions of pounds.
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Slovenia to exit coal by 2033

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:42
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Bulgarian government saying it will maybe soon launch a website where people can the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, Finland's electricity market returning to pre-pandemic levels, and so much more.
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Albanian prosecutors’ to question opposition figures over protest

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:38
Tirana Prosecutors will question Democratic Party (PD) chairman Lulzim Basha and ex-Prime Minister Sali Berisha over the 8 January protest at the PD headquarters that saw supporters of the latter force their way into the building. The protest on Saturday...
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Kosovo human rights concerns raised in new report

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:37
Women, members of the LGBTIQ community, and ethnic minorities continue to suffer human rights abuses in Kosovo, according to the 2021 report by Human Rights Watch released on Thursday. The report analyses human rights, including access to justice, media freedom,...
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Italy pays respect to EU parliament chief Sassoli ahead of state funeral

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:35
Italian politicians joined ordinary citizens on Thursday (13 January) to pay their respects to European Parliament President David Sassoli, who died this week and whose coffin was placed in Rome's town hall ahead of a state funeral.
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Slovakia eyes small modular reactors for nuclear future

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:34
Slovakia is interested in small modular reactors and will support discussion about this topic at the European level, said state secretary of economy Karol Galek, who again welcomed the Commission’s proposal to include nuclear energy and natural gas in the...
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North Macedonia’s PM-designate to invite VMRO-DPMNE leader to meet

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:32
SDSM leader and PM-designate Dimitar Kovačevski said he will invite VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, opposition leader, for a meeting after the election of the new government, at which they will discuss the political situation and solutions on new laws. “The...
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Media freedom, LGBTI, disabled rights, still lagging behind in Serbia – report

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:32
Journalists in Serbia who criticise the government are still exposed to harassment, threats, violence and intimidation, and the rights of the LGBTI and disabled persons must improve significantly,  Human Rights Watch (HRW) assessed in its 13 January report about the...
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Croatia’s 2022 inflation growth forecast revised up to 3.5%

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:32
The government revised its inflation growth projection for this year up to 3.5%, Finance Minister Zdravko Marić said on Thursday, adding that VAT cuts were being considered as part of a set of measures aimed at buffering energy price hikes....
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Romania to start vaccination of younger children by the end of January

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:32
Romania will start vaccinating children aged between 5 and 11 against COVID-19 on 26 January, with adapted doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Parents or carers can already schedule a date for the vaccination. The vaccination campaign will be organised at...
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Civil society demands fully-fledged international mission for Hungarian elections

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:31
Twenty Hungarian NGOs have written a letter to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) asking for a full-scale monitoring mission instead of a “limited” observation mission ahead...
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Bulgaria may launch site to report vaccine side effects

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:31
The Bulgarian authorities are mulling the launch of a website to report the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines. “People have the right to doubt. It is a minus that we are not talking about side effects. We intend to make...
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‘Don’t Look Up’: The engine-makers’ answer to the climate crisis

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:30
Netflix’s new comedy film Don’t Look Up may be a heightened parody of the climate crisis, but scenes from the film recall the latest lobbying campaign to keep fossil fuel engines on our roads, argues Alex Keynes.
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Right-wing wants Berlusconi to be the next president

Fri, 2022-01-14 06:29
League Party leader Matteo Salvini said the right-wing supports the Silvio Berlusconi in the race for the country’s presidency and Mario Draghi should remain prime minister, A right-wing summit will be held Friday afternoon at Villa Grande, the Roman residence...
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