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France’s Le Pen says she will take down wind turbines if she is elected

Thu, 2021-10-14 10:00
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said that if she is elected president next year she will end all subsidies for renewable energy and will take down France's wind turbines.
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Additionality: the key to turn the hydrogen buzz into a renewable boom

Thu, 2021-10-14 07:50
If dealt with properly, renewable hydrogen has the power to help decarbonise Europe. Still, policymakers need to maintain the idea of additionality so that renewable electricity is not diverted away from energy production, opening the door for gas and coal, writes Marta Lovisolo.
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LIVE NOW – AI regulation and the future of work – What are the opportunities and concerns?

Thu, 2021-10-14 07:30
Artificial intelligence (AI) is at the heart of the digital transformation and can significantly bolster the European economy. The EU AI Act will set out the regulatory framework for the way AI will be used across all industries.
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Putin blames EU green policies for energy price spike

Thu, 2021-10-14 06:34
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday (13 October) that the reason for the energy price spike is the shortage of electricity as a result of increased use of renewable energy.
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Croatia says it will not do EU migration dirty work

Thu, 2021-10-14 06:15
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Macedonian Bulgarians calling on Sofia to be firm with Skopje, Italian workers with health passes not being fired but not being paid either, and so much more.
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Leftist MEP: Slovenian PM Janša is a “coward”

Thu, 2021-10-14 06:03
Janša attacked the leftist opposition LEVICA party on Twitter, saying its members represent “the political wing of the terrorist #antifa”. Leftist MEP Kostas Arvanitis from GUE-NGL, described the attack as “creepy and brazen” and called Janša cowardly for not answering...
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Janša for more inclusion of local and regional communities

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:48
Prime Minister Janez Janša outlined the priorities of Slovenia’s EU presidency to the European Committee of the Regions on Wednesday, highlighting post-Covid recovery, green transition and the EU’s strategic autonomy while also touching on subsidiarity. Janša answered several questions from...
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Taiwan won’t start a war with China, defence minister says amid tensions

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:47
  Taiwan will not start a war with China but will defend itself “full on”, Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Thursday (14 October), amid a spike in tensions across the Taiwan Strait that has raised concern internationally. Taiwan, a...
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EU member states struggling with tight deadline for ‘CAP strategic plans’

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:44
A third of EU member states have expressed concerns over meeting an end-of-year deadline for submitting their national strategic plans under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), including the agriculture Commissioner's home country Poland, according to sources.
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Is EU joint gas purchasing really a bad idea?

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:36
Rather than rush into joint purchasing, Europe should look at creating a solidarity mechanism that could be done quickly and relatively cheaply to help tackle the current issues with energy prices, write Christian Egenhofer and Irina Kustova.
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US diplomat asks Albanian prosecutors to investigate mass citizen data breach

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:34
US Ambassador to Albania Yuri Kim has called on prosecutors to investigate any breach of citizens’ privacy following the mass publication of personal data before April’s general elections. Weeks before the general election, a database of over 910,000 people’s data...
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Montenegro’s state debt expected to fall for the first time since independence

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:34
Government debt, without deposits and debt of municipalities, amounted to €4.05 billion at the end of August, or 87.37% of GDP, according to preliminary data from the finance and social welfare ministry. The ministry estimates that the debt in absolute...
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Croat, Bosniak leaders agree that country is in its worst crisis since end of war

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:33
Dragan Čović, leader of the biggest Croatian HDZ BiH party, and Bakir Izetbegović, leader of the biggest Bosniak Party of Democratic Action (SDA), discussed changes to the country’s election law without reaching an agreement. They agree that the country is...
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Vucic: Serbia to restrain Pristina if EU can not

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:33
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said on Wednesday, during the meeting with the Serbs from Kosovo in Raška, that he had told the EU’s special representative for the Belgrade-Pristina negotiations, Miroslav Lajčak, “to restrain Pristina, and if they are not capable...
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PM-designate Ciolos holds inconclusive coalition talks with party heads

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:33
Prime minister-designate Dacian Ciolos met on Wednesday the chiefs of the parties that could form the next government coalition. The meeting was the first since the no-confidence vote that brought the government down last week. The talks led to no...
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Macedonian Bulgarians call on Sofia to be firm with Skopje

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:33
Macedonian Bulgarian organisations have called on Bulgaria not to give up its strong stance on North Macedonia and allow it to start EU accession talks once equality, language and history issues have been resolved. “This position must be understood with...
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Slovakia to avert energy crisis in Ukraine

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:33
Ukraine is in danger of being cut off from Russian gas supplies, which could lead to another energy crisis. The European Commission wants to secure stable supplies for it in the future, with help from Slovakia, by increasing the capacity...
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Hungarian government moves to lock in controversial prosecutor behind two-thirds majority

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:33
The country’s chief prosecutor, a post currently occupied by a figure often accused of pro-government bias, could only be removed with a two-thirds parliamentary majority, a new bill submitted by Justice Minister Judit Varga proposed on Wednesday. The executive reasoned...
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Major Czech power company shut down due to soaring gas prices

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:33
Bohemia Energy, one of the largest energy suppliers in Czechia, announced an immediate shut down due to soaring natural gas and electricity prices. The company has been supplying energy to around 900,000 customers. “We were forced into this drastic step by...
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Possible defeat of 2022 budget would “most likely” lead to general election

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:33
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa warned on Wednesday (13 October) that a possible defeat of the State Budget for 2022 would “most likely” lead to the dissolution of parliament and early elections. Speaking to journalists in Lisbon, de Sousa argued...
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