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Top EU diplomat condemns Nigeria protest killings

1 hour 18 min ago
The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Wednesday (21 October) condemned the killing of protesters demonstrating against police brutality in Nigeria, and called for justice.
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Turkey intensifies its stranglehold on Cyprus

2 hours 5 min ago
The EU cannot afford to turn a blind eye as Turkey tightens its grip on Cyprus, writes Robert Ellis.
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Eyeing extraterrestrial threats, NATO to set up new space centre in Germany

2 hours 51 min ago
NATO defence ministers on Thursday (22 October) are expected to approve a plan to create a new space centre at the alliance's Air Command in Ramstein, Germany, in response to growing concerns over protecting satellite and navigation assets from enemy interference.
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Forests and climate change

4 hours 4 min ago
With its 2030 climate plan last month, the European Commission has put the spotlight on forests as Europe's main "carbon sink," saying their ability to store carbon dioxide must be preserved in order to reach the bloc's climate goals.
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Forestry’s climate impact ‘invisible’ under UN rules, experts say

4 hours 27 min ago
Forests are the planet’s biggest carbon “sink” – absorbing more CO2 from the atmosphere than they emit – but their contribution to cooling the earth’s climate are currently not fully accounted for under UN rules, experts point out.
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EU farming subsidies programme is two steps closer to long-awaited reform

4 hours 33 min ago
EU farm ministers clinched an early-morning deal on the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), touted as 'a paradigm shift in European food policy', on Wednesday (21 October). At the same time, the European Parliament's first voting session on the same matter saw a compromise between three biggest political groups.
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Fixing plastic collection seen as vital to success of chemical recycling

5 hours 18 min ago
Two billion people worldwide do not have access to proper waste collection services, leading to ever-growing plastic pollution in oceans and waterways, particularly in the global south.
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Brexit waves threaten to wreck Belgian fishing

7 hours 25 min ago
Britain's departure from the European single market will disrupt many long-standing economic relationships and could yet devastate one of the oldest – the Belgian fishing fleet's work in UK waters.
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EU makes bond market history with record €233 bln demand for SURE issue

7 hours 38 min ago
The European Union attracted the highest demand ever for a bond sale on Tuesday (20 October) at over €233 billion, bankers involved in the deal said, as it kicked off fund raising for its SURE unemployment scheme.
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German municipalities prevented taking in refugees

7 hours 47 min ago
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France upping its EU budget contribution by quite a wide margin, Slovakia gearing up to test its entire population for COVID-19, and so much more.
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China is this year’s biggest investor in Montenegro

7 hours 48 min ago
China has become by far the largest investor in Montenegro with €70 million direct investments in the period from the beginning of the year to the end of August. In a central bank report published yesterday, more detailed data on...
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Bosnia, Montenegro open to joint border crossing

7 hours 48 min ago
A new, joint border crossing on the Nikšić-Bileća road on Montenegrin territory called Vraćenovići, in which €2.5 million was invested, opened on Tuesday (20 October). The integration of the two border crossings into a one-stop-shop crossing point where the border...
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New Serbian government to have shorter term

7 hours 49 min ago
Serbia’s new government would have a shorter term and the country’s next parliamentary elections will be held on 3 April 2022 at the latest, which is the same day as the presidential elections and local elections in Belgrade, Serbian President...
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Bucharest citizens pay the highest air pollution cost in EU

7 hours 50 min ago
Bucharest tops Europe for highest costs faced by the average city resident, based on intense pollution levels, according to a study conducted by CE Delft for the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). Air pollution costs the average European city resident €1,276...
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Croatia takes new measures to assist employers

7 hours 50 min ago
A new set of redesigned measures amounting to 350 million kunas (€46 million) should help the enterprise sector, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Tuesday (21 October). While the first measure would aim to shorten the week’s working hours, the...
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Bulgarian President did not attend Three Seas Initiative meeting due to ‘COVID confusion’

7 hours 51 min ago
Immediately after arriving in Estonia, a Bulgarian delegation had to isolate after it became clear that President Rumen Radev had come into contact with Air Force Commander General Dimitar Petkov who had tested positive for COVID-19. Radev did not attend...
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Ireland imposes Level 5 restrictions to save Christmas

7 hours 51 min ago
Ireland will impose new restrictions across the country today that will see the closures of pubs, restaurants and essential retail services. The new limits will come into force this evening and will last six weeks. It is understood the government...
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EU-UK stand-off continues

7 hours 52 min ago
Negotiations on an EU-UK trade deal are still yet to restart despite another call between the UK’s chief negotiator on a post-Brexit trade deal David Frost and EU counterpart Michel Barnier on Tuesday (20 October). On Monday, Barnier had offered...
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Property speculation addressed in Luxembourg’s 2021 budget

7 hours 52 min ago
Property income held by specialised investment funds will be 20% taxable under new tax measures included in the 2021 budget, Luxembourgish Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna announced. This new taxation will also apply to other types of funds owning real estate,...
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Coalition talks for Viennese government started

7 hours 53 min ago
After the social democrats’ landslide victory in the Viennese elections last week, current and future mayor Michael Ludwig has to now choose a junior coalition partner. Talks have already started with the Greens and the liberal NEOS, who are thought...
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