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Swedish opposition calls for Turkey’s block on NATO talks to be ignored

Euractiv.com - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 06:20
Sweden should not give in to Turkish pressure, Liberal People’s Party MP Allan Widman told news agency TT on Thursday, citing Turkey’s threat to block accession talks for Sweden and Finland. Since Sweden and Finland announced their intention to join...
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Austrian minister backs tax-free earning increase only for Ukrainians

Euractiv.com - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 06:17
The amount of money refugees should be able to earn tax-free should be increased only for Ukrainians, not those from elsewhere, according to Interior Minister Gerhard Karner (ÖVP). Talks about raising the limit on the amount of earnings that are...
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Scholz splits with EU Parliament socialists over ex-chancellor Schröder

Euractiv.com - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 06:16
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz opposes a European Parliament resolution calling for former Social Democrat Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to be put on the EU sanctions list due to his ties to the Kremlin, drawing the line at the measures already taken...
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Top US, Russian generals speak for first time since Ukraine invasion

Euractiv.com - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 06:16
The top US military officer, General Mark Milley, spoke by telephone with Russia's Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov, the Pentagon said on Thursday (19 May), the first conversation between the two since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February.
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Momentum for treaty change gains pace

Euractiv.com - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 06:16
There comes a moment when EU treaty change or something similar becomes inevitable. After the referendums in France and the Netherlands that nixed the Constitutional Treaty in 2005, there was a hiatus, referred to as ‘a period of reflection’, during...
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No ‘immediate exit’ from NATO for Mélenchon, but a vote in Parliament

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 19:17
French parliament would vote on the country's membership in NATO if radical left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon wins the June legislative elections and is nominated prime minister, the France Insoumise chief suggested on Thursday (19 May). EURACTIV France reports.
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MEPs back one-year trade liberalisation with Ukraine

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 19:03
The European Parliament has endorsed the suspension for one year of all tariffs and quotas on Ukrainian exports, including agricultural products, processed agricultural products, and fruit and vegetables.
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EU cooperation key for rare diseases research, accessible treatment, says expert

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 16:57
France is "ahead of the curve" when it comes to treating rare diseases, but with 36 million Europeans affected, cooperation at the EU level to advance research and make treatments more accessible is essential, an expert warned. EURACTIV France reports.
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Commission chides 13 states for failure to transpose Copyright Directive

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 16:55
The European Commission has issued formal notices to 13 countries, calling on them to transpose the EU’s Copyright Directive, almost a year on from the deadline. 
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The Brief – The fall of Azov

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 16:44
The surrender of the Azov battalion in Mariupol is a milestone in Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine. In terms of what will follow, there are two options.
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€9bn assistance to Ukraine from the EU / Can electric cars harm our health?

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 16:24
This week in our Beyond the Byline podcast, we are focusing on the European Commission’s decision to increase the Ukrainian government’s short-term budgetary aid by 9 billion and set up a reconstruction platform to help with financing the rebuilding of...
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Insulating Europe Against Energy Dependency [Promoted content]

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 16:00
The war in Ukraine has brought the European Union’s energy dependency issue front and centre. Driven by a commitment to reduce imports from Russia, which currently makes up nearly 45% of the bloc’s total gas demand, the EU must look at alternative means for securing its energy supply.
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EU clinches deal on mandatory gas storage for next winter

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 15:36
European Union negotiators on Thursday (19 May) agreed on mandatory gas storage obligations for EU countries, aiming for the the bloc's storages to be at least 85% full by 1 November 2022.
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Infrastructure costs: fair contribution versus net neutrality

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 15:15
The European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) does not support the Council’s position on network contribution because making big tech firms pay does not follow the principle of net neutrality. 
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Article - Press freedom: the European Parliament in support of journalists

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 14:43
Press freedom is under pressure in the EU and across the world. Find out how the European Parliament supports the work of journalists.

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German LNG accelerator law under fire by environmental NGOs

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 13:41
The German government, rushing to reduce its reliance on Russian gas, is about to enact a law that will accelerate the construction of liquified natural gas infrastructure. Germany will then be able to import LNG from anywhere, causing concern among environmental NGOs about extending its dependence on fossil fuels even longer.
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Press release - Albania and North Macedonia: MEPs demand EU starts accession talks

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 13:06
The Parliament urges the Council to open negotiations on EU membership with Albania and North Macedonia, especially in the geostrategic context of war in Ukraine.
Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Press release - Albania and North Macedonia: MEPs demand EU starts accession talks

The Parliament urges the Council to open negotiations on EU membership with Albania and North Macedonia, especially in the geostrategic context of war in Ukraine.
Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Press release - EU must strengthen support for citizens and businesses and help for Ukraine

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 13:00
MEPs call for funding to deal with the consequences of the war in Ukraine, by confiscating Russian oligarchs’ assets, new EU own resources, and using the existing EU budget fully.
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

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Press release - Ukraine: MEPs want a special international tribunal for crimes of aggression

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:54
The special international tribunal should investigate Russian leaders and military commanders and their allies for the crime of aggression against Ukraine.
Committee on Foreign Affairs

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