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Special police task force to investigate death threats to Slovenian politicians

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:07
Police have formed a special task force that will investigate death threats to Slovenia’s top officials and MPs after letters with bullets in them were mailed to several top politicians this week. The police said the task force took over...
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SIRENE bureau heads discuss changes to SIS in informal meeting

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:05
An informal meeting of the heads of the national SIRENE bureaus, responsible for the operation of national segments of the Schengen Information System (SIS), is taking place in Slovenia on Tuesday and Wednesday. Particular emphasis will be put on the...
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Romgaz buys half of Black Sea deepwater gas project

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:01
Romanian state-run natural gas producer Romgaz says it has reached an agreement with ExxonMobil to buy its share in an offshore perimeter in the Black Sea, where significant gas discoveries have been made. ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom have jointly operated...
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Green mortgages to help EU achieve climate goals

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:00
The EU has utilised portfolio standards to cut vehicle fleet emissions, and climate policy advisors are now pushing similar strategies for emissions reduction in buildings, via 'green' mortgages to finance deep renovations.
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Bulgarians can only have biological sex, but not gender

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:00
The term “sex” in the Constitution should be understood only in its biological sense, according to the long-awaited interpretative decision of the Bulgarian Constitutional Court (CC), which was called upon to resolve the issue of the concept of terms “sex”...
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US envoy to press for long-delayed reforms in Bosnia

Wed, 2021-10-27 07:00
Washington has sent a special envoy to Bosnia and Herzegovina to help with a long-delayed electoral and constitutional reform in the Balkan country, against the backdrop of heightened tensions among its Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs.
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COVID conspiracy theories impact Slovakia’s vaccination rate

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:54
Conspiracy theories about COVID-19 are popular in Slovakia and are significantly affecting the vaccination rate in the country, which is the third-lowest in the EU after Bulgaria and Romania, a recent poll carried out by the Slovak Academy of Sciences...
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Orban, Le Pen talk alliance in Budapest

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:49
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán welcomed French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the Hungarian capital on Tuesday and thanked France’s far-right candidate for standing by Hungary during the repeated “attempts to crucify us several times in the last...
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PiS government reshuffle

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:46
Four new ministers joined Mateusz Morawiecki’s government on Tuesday, while a fifth minister changed portfolios. Henryk Kowalczyk is now vice-prime minister and minister responsible for agriculture. He is the former climate minister and his task is now to “improve the...
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US considering adding Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria to visa waiver program

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:45
US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the United States is considering adding four countries to its visa waiver program that allows citizens to come to America without a visa for a stay of up to 90 days.
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Portuguese PM Costa calls for compromise, no reason to end left-wing government

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:43
The government wants to continue the budget negotiations with the left and asked for a spirit of compromise, Prime Minister António Costa said on Tuesday. Nothing justifies putting an end to the governing coalition that took office in 2016, he...
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Criminality Index: Italy sees rise in cybercrime

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:41
According to data provided by national police forces to Sole 24 Ore for its yearly Criminality Index, serious crimes decreased by 17.4% in Italy throughout the first half of 2021 compared to the same period in 2019. Due to the...
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Irish climate council proposes carbon budgets for next decade

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:39
Ireland’s Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) has unveiled two five-year carbon budgets with the overall aim of reducing the country’s carbon emissions by 51% by 2030. The first five years will aim for average annual emissions reductions of 4.8%, while...
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Inflation to hit French baguette as energy and wheat prices soar

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:36
The emblematic French loaf might see its price increase by 5 to 10 cents due to rising energy prices and this year’s difficult weather conditions in Europe, Canada, Russia, and the US, which drove wheat prices to their highest level...
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Austrian defence minister calls on EU to deliver on security

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:34
Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner announced a turning point in Austrian military spending with increased investments in defence autarky and the military’s ‘ecologisation’. She also used the occasion to criticise the European Union. While she emphasised that national defence will remain...
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New Czech government mulls appointment of EU minister

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:26
The upcoming government of the conservative coalition of SPOLU, the Pirate Party (Greens) and Mayors & Independents (EPP) would like to create the position of EU affairs minister to coordinate the EU agenda which the prime minister’s office previously managed....
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BiH parliamentary officials seek urgent reaction from US, EU over crisis

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:25
The speakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s two houses of parliament sent a joint letter to the EU, the Council of Europe and US institutions seeking resolute action by the international community to stop plans for secession announced by the Serb...
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Increasing number of Finns see Russia as threat, support NATO membership

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:18
While about 60% of Finns consider Russia a military threat and 45% hold a negative opinion of the country, support to join NATO has also seen a slight increase, a survey by The Business Finnish and Policy Forum (EVA) think tank,...
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German ministry: Nord Stream 2 not a supply security issue

Wed, 2021-10-27 06:15
The ministry of economy and energy, led by caretaker minister Peter Altmaier, has completed its long-awaited analysis of the potential impacts of certifying the Gazprom pipeline Nord Stream 2, concluding that the pipeline does “not jeopardise the security of gas...
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ESM economists want to raise public debt limit to 100% of GDP

Tue, 2021-10-26 17:42
In a new discussion paper, economists of the European stability mechanism (ESM) suggest a simplification of the EU’s fiscal rules and their adaptation to changed economic circumstances.
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