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Swedish court sentences Belgian, UK nationals for breaking into military base

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 06:38
The Södertörn District Court sentenced a man from Belgium and the UK who broke into Muskö military base in 2018 for the unauthorised handling of classified information, broadcaster SVT reported on Wednesday. The two men broke into the Muskö base...
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Finland and Sweden submit NATO applications amid strong Nordic support

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 06:37
The Swedish and Finnish NATO ambassadors submitted their applications to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday as Nordic countries close ranks to ensure their safety. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Swedish and Finnish ambassadors, Axel Wernhoff and Klaus Korhonen,...
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Nine dead, 24 wounded in clashes in restive Tajikistan region

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 06:33
Clashes between Tajik security forces and "terrorists" killed nine people and wounded two dozen in a restive region bordering Afghanistan and China, the interior ministry said on Wednesday (18 May).
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Austrian chancellor presents new government after reshuffle

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 06:32
Austrian chancellor Karl Nehammer presented the new cabinet members to parliament and swore in the new agriculture minister Norbert Totschnig after two ministers resigned last week. This is the 14th government reshuffle since the conservative-Green coalition entered office two years...
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Russia expels Italian, Spanish, French diplomats in ‘retaliation’

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 06:31
Russia expelled 85 embassy staff from Spain, Italy and France on Wednesday in a tit-for-tat response to the expulsion of Russian representatives over the invasion of Ukraine. Moscow’s decision to expel French, Spanish and Italian diplomats, came 24 hours after...
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Unexpected obstacle blocks formation of Slovenia’s new government

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 06:29
The party of Slovenia’s outgoing Prime Minister Janez Janša has thrown sand in the works of the emerging left-liberal government by initiating a referendum that will postpone a wholesale reform of cabinet departments sought by Robert Golob, the presumptive new...
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Slovak ministers disagree on Russian oil tax effect on prices

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 06:28
Finance Minister Igor Matovič (OĽaNO) and Economy Minister Richard Sulík disagree on whether the new temporary tax on Russian oil approved by parliament on Wednesday will affect gas prices. The new temporary tax will be used by the country’s only...
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Portugal worries surge in COVID-19 cases may affect tourism

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 06:27
The increase in COVID-19 cases could affect the tourism and services sector’s recovery, Economic Minister António Costa Silva said on Wednesday. “The virus can play more tricks on us, as it did before, and that is why it is very...
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Visegrad plays hot potato with Ukrainian Roma refugees

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 06:26
Many Roma Ukrainian refugees with dual Hungarian citizenship have been shuttling between Visegrád capitals as governments refuse to provide these families with the same aid as other Ukrainians with a single passport. The Czech Republic is experiencing an influx of...
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MEPs aim to stick airlines with steeper carbon bill

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 06:21
Lawmakers in the European Parliament’s environment committee have voted to include all flights departing from Europe in the EU’s carbon market and to slash free allowances, a move that will force airlines to pay more to pollute. 
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Sinn Fein’s McDonald says ‘bad faith’ UK government boosts united Ireland case

Euractiv.com - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 21:00
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald on Wednesday (18 May) said Britain’s proposals to override some post-Brexit trade rules in Northern Ireland were “astonishing” and yet another move by London that only serves to boost the Irish nationalist party’s quest...
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France effective in combatting financial crime, though some critical gaps remain

Euractiv.com - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 19:13
France ranks among the top OECD countries in the effective tackling of financial crime, the Financial Action Task Force’s latest evaluation report claims. However, illicit financial dealings related to drug trafficking in French overseas territories are proving hard to combat.
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Facebook whistleblower calls on MEPs to make sure DSA won’t be ‘dead letter’

Euractiv.com - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 17:53
While revisiting the recently-agreed digital regulations, European Parliament lawmakers were joined by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen who called on them to do everything necessary to ensure that the DSA will be a "success story".
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Don’t extradite Assange, European human rights chief urges UK

Euractiv.com - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 17:31
European human rights experts have joined the campaign urging the UK government not to extradite controversial WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to face trial in the United States, warning that it could have a ‘chilling effect’ on media freedom.
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Article - How the EU is supporting Moldova

European Parliament (News) - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 17:21
The Moldovan President addressed the Parliament on 18 May. Discover how the EU is supporting the country, especially following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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First Russian soldier accused of war crimes in Ukraine pleads guilty

Euractiv.com - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 17:00
A Russian soldier accused of war crimes in Ukraine pleaded guilty on Wednesday (18 May) to killing an elderly unarmed civilian.
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Press release - Social Climate Fund to help those most affected by energy and mobility poverty

European Parliament (News) - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 16:55
Parliament committees back setting up a new fund to help vulnerable citizens cope with the increased costs of the energy transition.
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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Press release - President Metsola calls on Iran to set Ahmadreza Djalali free

European Parliament (News) - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 16:46
At the opening of the session, President Metsola expressed Parliament’s opposition to the death penalty and called on Iran to stop the execution of Professor Djalali.

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The Brief – ‘Neutral’ Europe dwindles

Euractiv.com - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 16:43
Almost 80 years after the end of World War Two, Europe's club of 'neutral' or non-aligned countries appears doomed to shrink due to Russia's war in Ukraine.
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Press release - “Moldova belongs in the European Union” says President Maia Sandu

European Parliament (News) - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 15:43
In a speech to the European Parliament on Wednesday, Moldovan President Maia Sandu called on EU countries to rally behind her country’s European aspirations.

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