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The cost of Europe’s new nuclear power plants

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 08:44
The EU will need to build an additional 50 GW of nuclear power by 2050, or more than 30 reactors to meet its energy transition targets. 30 more reactors is expensive, but how expensive and why? Explanations.
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Macron says he has no doubt Russia will target Paris Olympics

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 08:41
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday (4 April) that he had no doubt Russia would malevolently target the Paris Olympics this summer, in comments that underline the fraught geopolitical backdrop to the games.
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NATO to discuss relations with southern neighbours in Washington

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 08:39
NATO members will explore options for closer relations with Middle Eastern and African countries in view of the July Washington summit, military alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg said after a first debate among foreign ministers on Thursday (4 April).
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Modi sets ambitious India economic goals for probable third term

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 08:27
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, confident of winning a national election starting this month, has set an ambitious target of roughly doubling the economy and exports this decade, according to a government document.
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Finland extends Russia border closure indefinitely

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 08:13
Finland will indefinitely extend the closure of land border crossings with Russia and add several ports to a list where travel from its eastern neighbour is prohibited, the government said on Thursday (4 April).
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ESA to launch Arctic weather satellite in June

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 07:58
The European Space Agency said Thursday (4 April) it will launch a satellite in June which will improve weather forecasting in the Arctic -- a region highly exposed to the effects of global warming.
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Biden ultimatum to Netanyahu: protect Gaza civilians, or else

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 07:50
US President Joe Biden effectively gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an ultimatum: protect Palestinian civilians or Washington could rein in support for Israel.
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Jourová: US ‘calm’ about election manipulation threat

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 07:35
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Danish Defence Forces beset by turmoil, the upcoming local elections in Poland being a test for the new Polish government, and much more.
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Greek centre-right loses ground, leftist opposition rises in new poll

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 07:32
A new poll has found that ruling centre-right New Democracy party (EPP) is losing significant support ahead of the EU elections, while the main opposition leftist Syriza (EU Left) is increasingly gaining ground. Read more.
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The view from Beijing on DMA, AI Act

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 07:30
This week, we talk to the Eurasia Group’s Xiaomeng Lu about how Beijing and Washington DC view EU regulations, such as the AI Act and the DMA, as well as the key differences in their implementation apparatuses.
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Council, Parliament agrees on Western Balkan funds, conditions on security policy alignment

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 07:20
The European Parliament and Council on Thursday reached a deal on new €6 billion facility to support Western Balkan countries who are on the path to European Union membership, with the funds earmarked for strengthening the rule of law and boosting their economies.
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Germany says Russia ‘very likely’ responsible for Baltic GPS disruptions

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 07:06
Russia is "very likely" behind a series of disturbances affecting GPS navigation in the Baltic region, the German Defence Ministry said on Thursday (4 April), pointing to the Kaliningrad exclave as a source of the problem.
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Romania takes on deepfake content used amid election campaigns

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 07:05
The Romanian government is set to approve a memorandum to tackle the spread of deepfake content during election campaigns, Research Minister Bogdan Ivan announced on Thursday.
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Bulgarian customs chief under investigation for money laundering

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 07:04
Bulgarian prosecutors have opened an investigation into officials, including new customs chief Petya Bankova and her deputy Lyudmil Marinov, as prosecutors claim to have evidence of smuggling, money laundering and bribery.
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Liberal democracy at stake as Slovaks face critical presidential election, expert warns

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 07:03
Slovaks will choose between pro-EU diplomat Ivan Korčok and Robert Fico's coalition partner Peter Pellegrini in Saturday's presidential election, with one analyst and the opposition warning that while the fate of liberal democracy in Slovakia is at stake, it may also strengthen extremist forces within the EU.
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Local elections in Poland to test Tusk coalition

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 06:59
After a resounding success in last year's general election, Sunday's local polls will be the first test of public approval for Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk's new government after four months in power.
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Portugal no longer reluctant over Ukraine’s EU bid, says new diplomacy chief

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 06:32
The new Portuguese government of Prime Minister Luís Montenegro favours Ukraine joining the European Union, Portugal’s new foreign minister Paulo Rangel said on Thursday, criticising the previous government’s hesitation.
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Sánchez announces ‘international offensive’ against opposition over civil war victims law

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 06:30
The Spanish government will launch a major international “offensive” against three regional governments ruled by the Spanish People’s Party and the far-right VOX party for having pushed through legislation honouring the memory of Francisco Franco.
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IMF chief Georgieva sole candidate in reelection process

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 06:29
The International Monetary Fund confirmed Thursday (4 April) that its current managing director is the only candidate to lead the international financial institution once her first term expires later this year.
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Danish defence in turmoil as lawmakers keen to press on with revamping military

Fri, 05/04/2024 - 06:28
Between an accidental missile launch and the sacking of the head of the Danish armed forces, it has not been a good week for Denmark’s military, but lawmakers are still keen to push ahead with negotiations over multi-billion euro investments in military hardware.
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