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Islamic leader says vaccination allowed during Ramadan

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:22
The Reisu-l-Ulema of the Islamic Community of Serbia, Sead Nasufović, said on Monday that followers of Islam can receive the COVID-19 vaccine during the Ramadan fast. “Not a drop of water may be drunk during fasting, food may not be...
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Pensioners to receive extra payment of COVID-19 relief in coming weeks before local elections

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:21
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Monday that an agreement has been reached with pensioners’ representatives regarding COVID-19 support to be paid to approximately 850,000 seniors in late April or early May. It is estimated that about 850,000 pensioners...
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Romanian hospital malfunction kills three COVID-19 patients

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:21
Malfunctioning ventilators have caused the deaths of three COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit on the grounds of a Bucharest infectious diseases hospital. Five other patients were moved from the care unit. Both the interior ministry and the prosecutors’...
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Czech government to establish new commission to measure Green Deal impacts

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:19
Deputy Prime Minister Karel Havlíček on Monday announced the establishment of a new government commission that will be tasked with calculating the European Green Deal’s impact on the Czech Republic. The decision to establish a new Green Deal commission, which...
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A little Polish economic miracle?

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:18
Poland’s economy has recovered remarkably well despite being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s unemployment rate is currently the lowest in the EU, according to German television broadcaster ZDF. According to the German broadcaster, the main reason...
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Hungary’s government-mayor row over Chinese university heats up

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:18
Budapest’s green opposition mayor Gergely Karácsony threatened on Monday to cancel the 2023 World Athletics Championships to be held in the capital if the government decides to build a Chinese university campus instead of a planned Student City project. The...
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Greece reopens high schools after offering free home-testing kits to population

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:17
Greek schools reopened on Monday after the government started the mass distribution of free home-testing kits to its citizens. Teachers and pupils must wear masks and get tested at least twice a week. “Our mass distribution of free home testing...
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Gym, catering sectors protest Rome closures

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:16
About 800 people working in the gym and catering sectors, as well as people supporting neo-fascist formation Casapound, joined an unauthorised protest Monday in the centre of Rome to urge the government to allow their businesses to reopen. Some demonstrators...
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Nordic airline companies go electric

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:16
Finnish national carrier Finnair and Norwegian regional airliner Widerøe have announced their intention to purchase battery-powered electric planes, giving credibility to a Nordic initiative that is attempting to drive forward the development of electric aircraft. Finnair has signed a letter...
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Ireland has been benefiting from EU-Canada trade deal, says Canadian embassy

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:16
“Certain sectors of the Irish economy have seen a significant growth in exports to Canada since 2016, including dairy, baked goods, textiles, beverages, Irish whiskey and spirits,” Suzanne Drisdelle, chargé d’affaires at the Canadian embassy, will tell the Irish parliament...
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New report highlights PM Boris Johnson’s ‘imperious disregard’ for the rest of the UK

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:15
Brexit and Boris Johnson’s status as a prime minister “who only speaks for England” have increased the chances of the break up of the United Kingdom, according to a new report by the UK’s former top Brexit civil servant. Philip...
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Power struggle in the CDU/CSU

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:14
Germany’s ruling conservative parties disagreed publicly on Monday over who should be their candidate for chancellor in the 26 September federal election. What could follow is a power struggle for the position. Leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU), Armin Laschet,...
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Bulgaria mulls withdrawing AstraZeneca jab

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:14
Bulgarian Health Minister Kostadin Angelov announced on Monday that the country’s roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine may be discontinued due to lack of interest. In the last 24 hours, only 154 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered throughout...
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Slovenia suspected of seeking ‘peaceful dissolution’ of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:09
The Slovenian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has been summoned to the country's foreign ministry to explain recent rumours about alleged plans by Ljubljana for the dissolution of the country hosting her and a redrawing of borders across the Western Balkans.
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Iran suspends cooperation with EU in various fields over sanctions

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:01
Iran's foreign ministry said Monday (12 April) it is suspending cooperation with the European Union in various fields following the bloc's decision to blacklist several Iranian security officials over a 2019 protest crackdown.
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The female face of energy poverty is still invisible

Tue, 2021-04-13 08:00
Women are more likely to live in energy poverty, something that needs to be reflected in EU policy as it rolls out its renovation wave, writes Michaela Kauer.
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Slovak president backs scientists Russia said ‘damaged’ Sputnik V’s reputation

Tue, 2021-04-13 07:31
After Russia criticised Slovak researchers for having “damaged the reputation” of the Sputnik V vaccine following its withdrawal from the contract with Slovakia last week, President Zuzana Čaputová on Monday expressed her support for the researchers
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Tremor around geothermal plant in France puts spotlight on safety

Tue, 2021-04-13 07:20
In December last year, the area around Strasbourg, France, was shaken by several induced tremors, including one of 3.5 magnitude, after a geothermal company carrying out tests injected high-pressure water into the ground earlier in the autumn.
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Spain to receive first batch of single-dose Janssen vaccine

Tue, 2021-04-13 07:14
The first batch of doses of Janssen's (Johnson&Johnson's) single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is due to arrive in Spain within 48 hours according to the country's health minister, Carolina Darias, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
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EU taxonomy: Biofuels must play a role in transition to carbon neutrality [Stakeholder Opinion]

Tue, 2021-04-13 07:10
The latest draft delegated act of the sustainable finance regulation goes part of the way to fixing what went wrong with the original text, but it still needs to be more inclusive when it comes to proven sustainable renewable energy solutions, writes the EU Biofuels Chain.
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