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Why Bulgaria and Romania failed in COVID mission

Tue, 2021-10-26 07:13
The two Balkan countries have the lowest vaccination rates across the bloc, and the epidemiological situation is getting out of control again. Our reporters in Sofia and Bucharest analyse the reasons behind the failure of both countries to tackle the...
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Gas makes the European Green Deal work [Promoted content]

Tue, 2021-10-26 07:00
With the European Green Deal, the European Union has a vision for climate protection and an economy of the future. Dawn Summers, President of GasNaturally and COO of Wintershall Dea, sets out how natural gas can contribute
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Turkey and West climb down from brink of biggest diplomatic crisis

Tue, 2021-10-26 07:00
Turkey and its Western allies climbed down from a full-blown diplomatic crisis on Monday after foreign embassies said that they abide by diplomatic conventions on non-interference, averting a threatened expulsion of 10 ambassadors.
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As the EU door closes, Albania focuses on controversial regional collaboration

Tue, 2021-10-26 06:30
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has called on the EU to push Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Montenegro to join the Open Balkan initiative while the prospect of the Western Balkans’ integration into the EU has been “perhaps […] temporarily...
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Polish PM says Commission risks ‘World War III’

Tue, 2021-10-26 06:29
In an interview for the Financial Times, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki accused the European Commission of holding “a gun to our head” over negotiations related to funds for Poland’s recovery programme and rule of law conditionality. The Polish PM said that...
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Frost gives cool reception to EU stance on Horizon

Tue, 2021-10-26 06:29
The EU risks breaching its obligations if it continues to shut out UK organisations from the ‘Horizon Europe’ research fund, UK Brexit minister David Frost said on Monday (25 October). Speaking at a hearing with lawmakers on the UK parliament’s...
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​​Former chancellor Kurz falls from grace with electorate

Tue, 2021-10-26 06:28
A majority of the Austrian population wants former chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who resigned over corruption allegations in early October, to withdraw from politics altogether. Around 65% of Austrians say that Kurz should leave the political stage for good, while only...
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EU court of auditors calls for more resources during. NGEU programme

Tue, 2021-10-26 06:11
While the level of irregularities in the use of EU funds remained stable in 2020, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) is worried that it does not have enough resources to properly audit EU spending that is set to dramatically increase due to the Next Generation EU programme.
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The Brief, powered by Facebook — The conciliator–in–chief  

Mon, 2021-10-25 16:47
It is hard to dispute that Angela Merkel stands out as Europe’s pre-eminent leader of the 21st century. In truth, this is less impressive than it sounds because the competition has scarcely been fierce. Just look at the other major European players.
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Greece’s ambivalent romance with China

Mon, 2021-10-25 16:21
China has engaged in a long-term game regarding Greece, which Beijing still sees as a valuable hub in Europe, despite recent turnarounds, writes Philippe Le Corre.
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An ambitious EPBD revision: Good for households and for industry [Promoted content]

Mon, 2021-10-25 16:00
The revision of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) can have significant social and environmental benefits but is also an essential piece of the energy transition from an industry perspective, argues Quentin de Hults.
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‘Closed-loop’ technology brings promise of geothermal anywhere

Mon, 2021-10-25 15:42
Geothermal energy has until now been constrained to areas with special geological conditions where the earth’s heat is close to the surface. Today, closed-loop technologies make geothermal accessible almost anywhere in the world, opening up new prospects for mass-scale deployment.
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Greenhouse gas levels hit record; world struggles to curb damage

Mon, 2021-10-25 15:35
Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a record last year and the world is "way off track" on capping rising temperatures, the United Nations said on Monday (25 October), showing the task facing climate talks in Glasgow aimed at averting dangerous levels of warming.
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The Digital Single Market needs an ambitious revision of the roaming regime [Promoted content]

Mon, 2021-10-25 12:00
By bringing wholesale roaming caps closer to market realities and further enabling IoT applications in roaming contexts, co-legislators have the chance to make the EU fit for the digital age.
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Chinese companies blame “misinformation” for difficult political climate in EU

Mon, 2021-10-25 10:04
62% of Chinese companies in Europe believe that the political climate has deteriorated for them. In a recent study, they blame “media disinformation” among other factors, a line commonly used by the Chinese Communist Party to discredit criticism.
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Forestry at COP26

Mon, 2021-10-25 08:30
The protection of forests will be high on the agenda at this year’s UN climate summit in Glasgow, where world nations are expected to come forward with more ambitious climate goals. EURACTIV gives you a roundup of the issues at...
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Deforestation continues unabated ahead of COP26

Mon, 2021-10-25 08:30
An average of 2,400 trees is cut down every minute, leading to an area the size of Belgium being deforested each year, according to the Latin America regional director for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), who was speaking ahead of the COP26 climate summit.
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Modi confirms COP26 attendance in boost to summit

Mon, 2021-10-25 08:22
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the COP26 climate summit, his office confirmed Sunday (24 October), in a major boost for the conference that has already been snubbed by key world leaders.
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Germany says EU border protection is ‘legitimate’

Mon, 2021-10-25 08:02
Germany's interior minister said Sunday (24 October) it was "legitimate" to protect borders, after several EU states asked Brussels to pay for barriers to prevent illegal migrants from entering the bloc.
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Despite calls, Albania remains reluctant to find its 6,000 missing communism victims

Mon, 2021-10-25 08:00
Nazmi Uruci's descendants have been searching for his remains for almost 80 years. Born in northern Albania in 1904, Nazmi was a customs official during the short reign of Albania's first and last reigning monarch, King Zog.
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