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France eager to discuss funding of EU’s new green industry plan

3 hours 11 min ago
French politicians and industrialists widely welcomed the European Commission's newly announced 'Green Deal Industrial Plan' to challenge the US and China's clean subsidy push but are hoping for upcoming discussions to lay out specifics on funding.
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Member states ask for flexibility, regulators’ independence in new media law

3 hours 41 min ago
The independence and flexibility of media regulators, data protection and non-compliance measures are the focus of several member states' comments on the European Media Freedom Act proposal.  
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Peace comes when violence stops, not when a paper is signed

4 hours 47 min ago
Arguing that the time is not right for an association of Serb municipalities in Kosovo, as presented in an opinion piece published on 31 January, ignores the fact that if Kosovo is not ready to grant some autonomy now, when it might get something in return, it will be even less willing to do so for free in the future, writes Miloš Vojinović.
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Tech Brief: EUCS options, ‘fair share’ questionnaire

6 hours 15 min ago
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We are willing to discuss possible solutions brought up in the discussions regarding the issue on INL [Independence to...
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Ireland ‘surprised’ to receive EU green light on alcohol health label

9 hours 3 min ago
The Irish government is "grateful and somewhat surprised" that the European Commission did not reject their draft regulation for health warning labels on alcohol, despite renewed attempts by other member states to block the proposal. 
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ECB raises rates, signals at least one more hike

10 hours 17 min ago
The European Central Bank raised interest rates by 0.5% on Thursday (2 February) and explicitly signalled at least one more hike of the same magnitude next month, reaffirming it would stay the course in the fight against high inflation.
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Poland expects 40 nations to oppose Russian athletes at Olympics

10 hours 42 min ago
Polish Sports Minister Kamil Bortniczuk on Thursday (2 February) said he expected several dozen nations to come out against the inclusion of athletes from Russia and Belarus in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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The European digital identity’s pilot project

10 hours 47 min ago
While the regulation to establish a European digital identity continues its legislative process, the European Commission has recently launched a pilot project to see how this could work in practice. We discuss the project and its potential impact on the...
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Neutrality and support for Ukraine: Austria’s tightrope walk

10 hours 59 min ago
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany waving goodbye to the pandemic era as it drops its mask mandate, Sweden and Finland going ‘hand in hand’ as the Nordics close ranks against Turkey, and so much more.
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EU lobbyists boss urges for more transparency on NGOs’ donors

11 hours 10 min ago
The push for stricter transparency rules in EU lobbying is a step in the right direction following the “damaging” Qatargate scandal, but policymakers should also keep a close eye on NGOs’ funding by foundations or other associations, whose donors are...
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Greeks decide to block ‘criminal organisations’ from elections

11 hours 18 min ago
The Greek parliament will discuss on Friday a key piece of legislation to ban criminal organisations from running in the upcoming national elections. The objective is to block a neo-Nazi party from running, but some legal loopholes may endanger the...
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ECB lays out balance sheet run-off, to further favour greener firms

11 hours 32 min ago
The European Central Bank will favour bonds issued by greener companies as it starts running down its €5 trillion portfolio of bond holdings from March, it said on Thursday (2 February).
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Czech politicians remain thorn in China’s side

11 hours 34 min ago
China slammed the planned visit by the speaker of the Czech lower house, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, to Taiwan in March, calling it a ‘wrongful decision’. The Chinese government has urged Adamová to cancel her trip, Reuters reported on Thursday. China...
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Romania signs new gas delivery contract with Azerbaijan

11 hours 36 min ago
Romanian state-owned company Romgaz and Azeri oil and gas company Socar will sign a new contract for the delivery of natural gas on Friday.
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Price cap on Russian refined fuels set to disrupt trade

11 hours 37 min ago
The European Union's ban on imports of Russian refined oil products, including diesel and jet fuel, will disrupt global flows once it takes effect on Sunday (5 February) and could hurt Moscow more than an embargo on crude oil.
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Albania shakes off hybrid regime label in global democracy index

11 hours 45 min ago
Albania has risen four places in The Economist 2022 Democracy Index, making it one of the best-performing countries of the year, resulting in an upgrade from hybrid regime to flawed democracy. The scoring system looks at performance in several key...
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Kosovo PM lays down acceptable conditions for Serb association

11 hours 47 min ago
Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti addressed the parliamentary assembly on Thursday and stated the conditions under which the Association of Serb Municipalities would be acceptable. The association was agreed and signed upon in 2013 under the previous government, but it...
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‘Unbelievable’ gold deposits discovered in Bosnia

11 hours 47 min ago
Geological works in north-western Bosnia-Herzegovina have unearthed highly concentrated gold deposits, which will now be tested for possible exploitation, the company doing the works said on Thursday. Miloš Bošnjaković, general manager of Lykos Balkan Metals, said gold was discovered along...
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Poland warns of disinformation campaigners smearing Ukrainian refugees

11 hours 49 min ago
The government Plenipotentiary for the Security of the Information Space of the Republic of Poland, Stanisław Żaryn, warned at a press conference about a disinformation campaign taking place in the country concerning refugees from Ukraine. Ukrainian refugees often fall victim...
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Slovak MEPs urge von der Leyen to investigate Charleroi death

11 hours 49 min ago
Eleven MEPs called for a thorough investigation into the death of a Slovak citizen – who died after being held in custody at Charleroi airport in 2018 – after it was announced that the charges against the responsible police officers...
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