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Macron’s secret campaign team points to conservative battle ahead

Fri, 2021-10-15 06:29
French President Emmanuel Macron is building an election campaign machine stacked with former conservative insiders, because he has realised he needs to win over more centre-right voters to secure a second term next year.
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Estonia may join Europe’s pro-nuclear front

Fri, 2021-10-15 06:17
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria's new chancellor visiting Brussels to discuss EU policies, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša's tweet, implying MEPs are "Soros puppets", and so much more.
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Slovenian PM’s ‘Soros puppets’ tweet causes EU-wide political storm

Fri, 2021-10-15 06:15
Prime Minister Janez Janša is facing criticism after tweeting that some MEPs are “Soros puppets”. The MEP's under attack included Sophie in ‘t Veld.
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Spanish medical experts warn about advanced breast cancer after COVID-19 slowdown

Fri, 2021-10-15 06:06
Spain’s focus on handling the COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed other vital healthcare fields. Medical professionals warn that an increasing number of patients are now only accessing treatment when the cancer has already spread.
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Norway’s Labour-led cabinet takes office in day overshadowed by attack

Fri, 2021-10-15 06:06
Norway's new centre-left government formally took over power on Thursday (14 October) after winning elections last month, though the ceremony was overshadowed by a deadly bow-and-arrow attack in the town of Kongsberg.
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Emerging renewable energy markets require well-designed auctions

Fri, 2021-10-15 06:00
Auctions are an essential part of the policy toolkit for promoting cost-efficient renewable energy development, but policymakers must be prepared to tailor design to local conditions and adjust for market-specific challenges, write Geoffrey Ho, Corinna Klessmann, and Fabian Wigand.
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US, Greece expand defense ties amid Mediterranean tensions

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:57
Greece on Thursday (14 October) expanded a defense agreement with the United States days after ratifying a separate deal with France in a tacit signal to Turkey following high tensions.
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Venice Commission leaves Albanian local elections in limbo

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:40
The Venice Commission has opined that the Albanian Constitutional Court does not have the power to decide whether the 2019 local elections were constitutional or not. The 2019 local elections in Albania took place five months after opposition parties resigned...
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British Embassy voices support for Kosovo over Mitrovica incident

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:40
The British Embassy in Pristina has supported the Kosovo government’s action to tackle organised crime which resulted in an attack on police and journalists by Kosovo Serbs on Wednesday. Kosovo police forces carried out an operation against crime and smuggling...
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Dodik: EU Commission will not sanction Republika Srpska

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:39
There will not be a new war in BiH but in case of sanctions, the Serb-dominated Republika Srpska (RS) entity will declare its independence, said Milorad Dodik, the Serb member of the country’s tripartite Presidency. Dodik’s comments came after a...
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Serbia and Russia discuss long-term gas supply

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:39
Mining and Energy Minister Zorana Mihajlovic and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak held talks in Moscow on Thursday (14 October) about the process of concluding a new long-term agreement to supply Serbia with gas. Mihajlović said that negotiations are...
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Croatian government caps retail price of petrol and diesel

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:37
The government passed a decree capping the retail price of petrol to 11.10 kuna (€1.48) per litre and the price of diesel to 11.00 kuna (€1.46) per litre for the next 30 days. This is a reduction of about 30...
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Romanian energy watchdog fines suppliers

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:37
Romania’s energy watchdog ANRE fined several natural gas suppliers for increasing the price of gas delivered under fixed-rate contracts. The government recently liberalised the country’s electricity and natural gas markets for households. Suppliers started providing a wide range of offers,...
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Bulgaria risks running out of gas

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:36
The Bulgarian state gas company Bulgargaz risks running out of money to pay for supplies from Russia and Azerbaijan after 25 October. The crisis is due to reported debt owed by the company that manages the central heating system in the capital...
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Tweets of the Week: Babiš, Kurz, Plain Language Day

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:35
Babiš in trouble for buying a chateau, Austrian PM Kurz gets the heave-ho, Hahn hashtag use is a no-go
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​​Bratislava can’t count on EU money

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:35
Support for the Bratislava region must be compatible with its capacity to solve its problems, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reform Elisa Ferreira has said. Because of its high GDP per capita, Bratislava has long-term trouble with access to European structural...
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New wall on the Polish-Belarussian border, new dead body found

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:34
On Thursday, the Polish parliament adopted a law on constructing a permanent fence to prevent the influx of migrants sent by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Meanwhile, the body of a 24-year-old immigrant was recovered near the border. The new...
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EU rules out banning gas boilers, aims for ‘gradual phase-out’ instead

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:34
The European Commission will not propose banning gas-fired home boilers “overnight”, a senior EU official has said, explaining that differences in energy mix between EU member states are just too big to apply a one-size-fits-all solution.
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New storm paralyses Greece

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:34
Greece is bracing for the second day of heavy rain and floods as the stormy weather front dubbed ‘Ballos’, which has been pounding the country since the early hours of Thursday, is expected to worsen. All schools in the Attica...
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Costa warns of need to watch budget balance while fostering recovery

Fri, 2021-10-15 05:33
The state budget is always a coin with two sides, one of which balances revenue and expenditure. It is vital to safeguard the international credibility of the country’s economy, Prime Minister António Costa said on Thursday. Costa conveyed this message...
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