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Tusk: Don’t be naive with Russian and Chinese jabs

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:46
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Slovakia receiving Russian Sputnik V vaccines, former French President Nicholas Sarkozy being sentenced to prison for corruption and influence peddling, and so much more.
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Fraudsters offer 1 billion COVID-19 doses across EU, agency warns

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:38
Dubious intermediaries have offered governments across the European Union a total of about 1 billion non-existent COVID-19 vaccine doses worth about €14 billion, the bloc's anti-fraud agency told Reuters on Monday.
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Srebrenica Memorial Centre publishes Genocide Transcripts

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:31
The Srebrenica Memorial Centre on Monday published a collection of documents entitled Genocide Transcripts, which prove that Bosnian Serb authorities planned to split up Bosnia and Herzegovina, that ethnic cleansing was implemented and mass war crimes were committed. The transcripts...
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MEPs call for inter-party dialogue mediated by EU Parliament

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:30
An inter-party dialogue mediated by the European Parliament is in the best interests of Serbia, and an important element in the country’s efforts to strengthen democracy and increase public confidence in institutions and the election process, said a joint statement...
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Croatian president’s energy transition council adopts solar energy guidelines

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:30
Croatian President Zoran Milanović’s energy transition council adopted guidelines on Monday for encouraging the instalment of integrated solar power plants on private homes and commercial buildings. The guidelines were sent to the government to integrate them into the future legislation...
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Protecting rights of Bulgarians abroad: President Radev meets with security services

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:29
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev summoned the directors of the security services to discuss measures to protect the rights of Bulgarians abroad after he received a letter from the president of the “Ivan Mihailov” Cultural Centre in North Macedonia, as well...
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Slovakia: Shop assistants, drivers sign up for AstraZeneca vaccine

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:29
Shop assistants, train conductors and chief guards, public transport drivers, taxi drivers, and public transport controllers aged 18 to 55 have been able to sign up for vaccination with the UK-Swedish Astrazeneca vaccine as of 27 February, the health ministry...
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Only half of Hungary’s citizens invited to get the jab, show up

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:28
One in two people notified by their family doctors to get the vaccine show up, according to Béla Merkely, rector of the Semmelweis Medical University. Drawing attention to the third coronavirus wave on the radio on Monday, Merkely said “each...
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Germany and France will send vaccines to Czechia

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:28
The German states of Bavaria, Saxony, and Thuringia will send 15,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from UK-Swedish manufacturer AstraZeneca to the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has confirmed. Meanwhile, France has promised to send the Czech Republic 100,000 Pfizer/BioNTech...
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EU Commissioners: Poland’s disciplinary chamber for judges violates EU law

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:28
“The European Commission believes that Poland violates European Union law by allowing the Disciplinary Chamber to continue adjudicating in cases that directly concern judges, especially in cases for lifting immunity,” according to a letter sent by the European Commission’s values...
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Italy’s Draghi replaces COVID-19 commissioner with army general

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:26
While coronavirus infections are again on the rise and ‘red zones’ are being established in regions like Lombardy, Italian Prime Minister Draghi decided to replace the extraordinary commissioner for the COVID-19 emergency, Domenico Arcuri – whose work in recent months...
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Estonian agriculture sector to receive substantial support

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:26
Estonia’s agricultural sector should soon receive €3.8 million in aid to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as the already approved government aid proposed by Rural Affairs Minister Urmas Kruuse has a high likelihood of being greenlighted by the...
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Counting the Brexit trade cost

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:26
Britain’s manufacturers carried the costs of supply chain disruption in February as Brexit and the third COVID-19 lockdown weighed down growth in factory production, according to the IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply survey on Monday....
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Belgian FM warns against COVID-passport for travel

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:25
There should be “no question of linking vaccination to freedom of movement in Europe” as the European COVID-19 digital vaccination passport aims for, Belgium’s foreign affairs minister Sophie Wilmès warned on Monday. According to Wilmès, the idea of “a standardised...
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Sarkozy sentenced to three years in prison for corruption and influence peddling

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:25
The Paris criminal court handed down its verdict on Monday, finding former French president Nicholas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence-peddling and sentencing him to a three-year sentence, two of which were suspended. This makes Sarkozy the second former president...
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German government will not make AstraZeneca vaccine available to everyone

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:24
Germany will not make the British-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccine available to everyone in the country, the government announced on Monday although a large amount of these vaccines remain largely unused due to scepticism towards the jab. After an additional delivery on...
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Tusk: Don’t be naive with Russian and Chinese jabs

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:24
Polish President Andrzej Duda held a phone call on Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the possibility of cooperating on vaccines. However, the call prompted a reaction from Poland’s former prime minister Donald Tusk, the current chief of...
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Lithuania to start supplying LNG to Poland next year

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:17
Lithuanian state-controlled energy company Ignitis Group will start supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Poland next year when a new pipeline between the two countries comes online, its CEO said on Monday (1 March).
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Portugal to ‘immediately follow up’ on Commission EU-Mercosur proposal

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:11
Portugal will "immediately follow up" on the proposal for further clarification of the EU-Mercosur agreement that the European Commission presents, the foreign minister said on Monday, reiterating that he "strongly" expects progress on this matter during the Portuguese presidency.
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EU vaccination certificate will allow ‘resuming normality’, says Portuguese minister

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:06
A proposal for an EU-wide vaccination certificate, due to be presented this month by the European Commission, will allow “resuming normality” in the daily lives of European citizens in the best possible conditions, Portugal's health minister Marta Temido has said.
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