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Press release - EP TODAY

European Parliament (News) - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 11:03
Wednesday, 18 May

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OPINION on the future European financial architecture for development - PE704.787v02-00

OPINION on the future European financial architecture for development
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Isabel Santos

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Press release - Climate change: MEPs push for accelerated EU action and energy independence

European Parliament (News) - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 18:06
MEPs adopt their position on key EU draft laws to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % by 2030 and to protect jobs and citizens.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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[Opinion] The Russian language 'problem' inside Ukraine

Euobserver.com - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:14
The full-scale war Russia has launched in Ukraine simply reinforced the Ukrainisation and Europeanisation of Ukrainian society.
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[Podcast] To Kyiv — and back

Euobserver.com - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:14
Would you pick up a gun and fight for Ukraine? The injustice of the Russian invasion has led white-collar professionals like Florent and Thomas to trade suits and ties for camouflage and Kalashnikovs.
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[Ticker] EU: legal Russian gas payments possible, but not in roubles

Euobserver.com - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:13
The EU Commission said on Tuesday that opening accounts in roubles at a Russian bank to pay for gas would breach the bloc's sanctions against Moscow. Russia has demanded foreign buyers start to pay for gas in roubles. The commission said EU sanctions do not prevent companies from opening an account at a designated bank so long as they do so in the currency agreed in their existing contracts.
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 17 May 2022 - 13:45 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Length of video : 2'57''

Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings. Only the original speech or the revised written translation is authentic.
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 17 May 2022 - 09:00 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Length of video : 63'

Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings. Only the original speech or the revised written translation is authentic.
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Hungary wants EU billions for Russia oil-ban deal

Euobserver.com - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 09:56
Hungary is continuing to block an EU oil embargo on Russia, but there is optimism its objections can soon be overcome — perhaps within a few days to "a week or two", according to some EU foreign ministers.
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EU countries rush to expand gas import capacity

Euobserver.com - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 18:14
EU plans to quit Russian gas and replace it, in part, by importing overseas liquified natural gas has lead to a flurry of new gas projects — which threaten to lock in unnecessary gas use for decades.
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[Ticker] McDonald's to sell up and exit Russia

Euobserver.com - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 17:52
Iconic Western fast-food chain McDonald's on Monday set out detailed plans for exiting Russia due to its war on Ukraine, saying it will sell all its restaurants there and not allow franchises to use its brand or logo. "It is impossible to ignore the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine," CEO Chris Kempczinski said, while voicing sympathy for former Russian employees who will lose their jobs.
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[Ticker] Nordic nations to help Sweden and Finland if attacked

Euobserver.com - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 17:35
Norway, Denmark and Iceland pledged on Monday to support Finland and Sweden, which have both announced their bids to join Nato, in case the two Nordic countries come under attack, Reuters reported. "Together with Denmark and Iceland, Norway stands ready to assist its Nordic neighbours by all means necessary should they be the victim of aggression on their territory before obtaining Nato membership," said Norway's prime minister Jonas Gahr Stoere.
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[Ticker] Germany to reject EU green label for nuclear

Euobserver.com - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 17:13
Germany will oppose EU plans to include nuclear energy as a sustainable investment in its "taxonomy" policy for labelling green investments, Reuters reported on Monday. The commission has support from MEPs and EU countries to temporarily label them as climate-friendly. Germany's red/green/liberal coalition government has now said it would vote no in the council of member states next week. MEPs will vote on the issue in July.
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MEPs call to speed up curbs on toxic 'forever chemicals'

Euobserver.com - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 16:51
MEPs have raised concerns over the level of contamination of some hazardous chemicals in Europe, prompting calls to speed up the restrictions on the so-called "forever chemicals".
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[Ticker] Afghans and Syrians using Western Balkans to enter EU

Euobserver.com - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 16:11
People from Afghanistan and Syria are among the nationalities using the Western Balkans route to enter the European Union. Frontex, the EU's border agency, says they detected some 27,172 irregular entries into the EU on this route in the first four months of 2022, a 130-percent increase from last year. The agency says the route represents almost half of the all the irregular border crossings into the EU.
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Russia's war stifles EU pandemic recovery

Euobserver.com - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 15:49
The impact of Russia's war in Ukraine is being felt throughout the EU and the eurozone. The European Commission has downgraded its economic forecast to 2.7-percent growth this year.
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[Ticker] Putin: Russia will respond if Nato bolsters Sweden and Finland

Euobserver.com - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 15:47
President Vladimir Putin on Monday warned that his country would respond if Nato began to bolster military infrastructure of Sweden and Finland, which have decided to join the military alliance following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Speaking to the leaders of a Russian-dominated alliance of ex-Soviet states, Putin claimed Nato enlargement was used by the US in an "aggressive" way to aggravate an already difficult global security situation, Reuters reported.
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[Ticker] British PM urges Northern Irish parties to work together

Euobserver.com - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 15:44
UK prime minister Boris Johnson on Monday visited Northern Ireland to encourage the return of the devolved government. The Democratic Unionist Party is refusing to enter the assembly, after nationalist Sinn Fein emerged as the strongest party, citing issues around the Northern Ireland protocol which governs post-Brexit trade. London had been expected to scrap parts of the protocol unilaterally after rejecting the EU's proposals for a compromise.
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[Opinion] Sweden and Finland Nato decision is right for Baltic

Euobserver.com - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 14:45
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a threat to all Europe, particularly the Baltic. Sweden and Finland must join Nato to secure peace in the Baltic Sea, write the leaders of the EPP Nordic and Baltic delegations in European Parliament.
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