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Between legality and reality: Mediterranean lessons for EU external action

Wed, 2021-10-27 13:09
The reaction to the European Court of Justice’s latest ruling on Western Sahara shows the Union can keep calm and carry on if it focuses on what it is able to achieve instead of aiming outside of its purview, writes Elena Valenciano.
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The biggest irritant in the Bulgarian election: The COVID certificate

Wed, 2021-10-27 13:03
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev is the current favourite to win a second term in the 14 November elections, conducted together with parliamentary elections. However, the problematic COVID-19 situation and discontent over the recently introduced Green certificate might influence the outcome.
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EU’s Kyriakides promises to reinstate grants for health NGOs in EU4Health programme

Wed, 2021-10-27 12:55
The European Commission will reinstate operating grants for health NGOs in the EU4Health programme, the EU's Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides has promised after European health NGOs joined forces in an online campaign this week.
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In Bosnia, the migration crisis is far from over

Wed, 2021-10-27 12:28
EURACTIV travelled to the Una Sana canton in northwestern Bosnia in mid-October for four days to interview institutional and non-governmental actors to present a clearer picture of the migration situation on the EU’s external border. These interviews and first-hand testimonies...
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Bosnia: Afghans stuck in limbo on Bosnia-Croatia border

Wed, 2021-10-27 12:28
As the world awaits a possible new wave of refugees from Afghanistan to Europe in the aftermath of the fall of Kabul, vulnerable Afghans already on the EU's border face growing uncertainty.
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It’s Time EU Leaders Ensure COVID-19 Vaccine Equity [Promoted content]

Wed, 2021-10-27 12:00
The novel coronavirus has shown glaring deficiencies in the world's collective ability to respond to infectious disease outbreaks, with none more evident than wealthy countries' self-destructive unwillingness to cooperate on vaccine equity for the benefit of the entire global population.
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DMA : EU lawmakers want to impose minimum 4% fine on ‘gatekeepers’

Wed, 2021-10-27 10:54
Digital giants could be fined at least 4% of their annual turnover if they fail to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) if the opinion of MEPs in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee are heeded. EURACTIV France reports.
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Swedish football fans and sustainability

Wed, 2021-10-27 10:26
The Swedish Football Association and LIFE TACKLE partner, interviewed a number of Swedish football fans to bring to light their own understanding of sustainability in sport, and what this means to them.
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Irish minister: Europe needs to move away from foreign-controlled fossil fuels

Wed, 2021-10-27 09:53
The EU needs to increase its renewable energy capacity, become more self-sufficient in energy production and move away from foreign-controlled fossil fuels, according to Ossian Smyth, Irish minister of state.
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The Green Brief: Gas, nuclear and the EU taxonomy saga

Wed, 2021-10-27 08:55
The European Union is moving a step closer to integrating nuclear power and natural gas in the bloc’s sustainable finance taxonomy after a summit last week where EU leaders discussed the bloc's response to rising energy prices.
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Bulgaria hits record high daily coronavirus cases, hospitals stretched

Wed, 2021-10-27 08:02
Bulgaria's tally of coronavirus infections has risen by 6,813 in the past 24 hours, a record daily increase as the European Union's least vaccinated country grapples with a fourth wave of the pandemic, official data showed on Wednesday (27 October).
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Climate scientist: On forestry, COP26 must avoid double counting of carbon removals

Wed, 2021-10-27 08:00
Global leaders must not allow the double counting of emissions removals from forestry during negotiations at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, says Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele.
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Biden swaps home tensions for foreign frustrations in Europe summits

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:45
President Joe Biden escapes bruising political turmoil at home for the more convivial world of diplomacy at twin summits in Europe this week -- but the experience could be just as frustrating.
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EU avoiding ‘rash decisions’ on energy price rises

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:41
The impact of surging gas and electricity prices globally threatens the EU's energy market, but the bloc will not react hastily, officials said on Tuesday (26 October).
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China’s Cosco under fire after fatal accident in Piraeus port

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:34
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen discussing an alliance in Budapest, France's baguette expected to increase in price as energy prices soar in the country, and so much more.
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China’s Cosco under fire after fatal accident in Piraeus port

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:15
Cosco employees have gone on a 24-hour strike after an accident at a container pier in Piraeus port cost the life of a 45-year-old worker. The Chinese company now controls 67% of one of Europe’s largest ports, but several questions...
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Kosovo government to tackle country’s rising food prices

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:13
Rising food prices in Kosovo will be countered by a package of government measures, according to Prime Minister Albin Kurti on Tuesday (26 October). Kurti said that local prices are up due to global increases and issues with fuel, energy,...
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World faces disastrous 2.7C temperature rise on current climate plans, UN warns

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:10
Report says countries must strengthen climate ambitions after wasting chance to build back better after COVID. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Sudan coup imperils hard-won international backing

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:09
From the United States to the Arab league, the world reacted with alarm after an apparent coup in Sudan where armed forces on Monday (25 October) detained the prime minister.
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Azerbaijan adds Serbian made anti-aircraft guns seized from Armenia to national armament

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:09
Anti-aircraft guns made in Serbia’s arms factory Zastava Oruzje in Kragujevac, which Azerbaijan seized during the recent war in Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenian forces, have been added to Azerbaijan’s national armaments and displayed at a recently held joint military drill with...
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