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Forest fire near Bordeaux forces over 10,000 to flee

Euobserver.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 09:01
Thousands of firefighters in the forested area near Bordeaux, France, are battling a wildfire, which has already forced 10.000 to flee.
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Estonia and Latvia sever China club ties

Euobserver.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 08:59
Beijing's club was meant to forge stronger European relations. Lithuania left it last year. Now Estonia and Latvia have also decided to walk over Chinese bullying.
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Increasing climate disasters could drive the EU to revamp its crisis response

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 08:00
While the EU plays an expanding but still limited role in disaster response, climate change effects in the long-term could force the bloc to rethink the management of its capacities, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič told EURACTIV.
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‘Count on us’: Scholz promises new package to help Germans with energy bills

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 07:33
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised a new package of measures on Thursday (11 August), including tax relief, to help people struggling with rising prices and higher energy bills.
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Germany’s Uniper could swap Australian LNG for US gas to supply Europe quicker

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 07:23
Germany's Uniper is prepared to swap liquefied natural gas (LNG) it gets from Australia's Woodside for US gas, so it can boost supplies in Europe more quickly during the coming winter, it said.
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Sweden agrees to extradite man to Turkey in wake of NATO deal

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 07:11
Sweden's government has decided to extradite a man to Turkey wanted for fraud, it said on 11 August, the first case since Turkey demanded a number of people extradited in return for allowing Stockholm to formally apply for NATO membership.
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FBI sought nuclear documents in search of Trump’s home

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 06:59
US federal agents were looking for documents relating to nuclear weapons when they raided former President Donald Trump's home in Florida this week, the Washington Post reported on Thursday (11 August).
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Ryanair to end ultra low fares on high fuel cost: boss

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 06:50
Ryanair, famed for its no-frills approach to flying, will not be offering rock-bottom fares for several years in the wake of soaring fuel costs, chief executive Michael O'Leary said Thursday (11 August).
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Several killed as Somaliland protesters clash with police

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 06:46
Several people were killed and dozens wounded on Thursday (11 August) after police opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in several towns in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland, opposition party members and witnesses said.
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France gets help from EU partners as wildfires rage

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 06:34
Firefighting teams and equipment from six EU nations started to arrive in France on Thursday (11 August) to help battle a spate of wildfires, including a fierce blaze in the parched southwest that has forced thousands to evacuate.
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Possible extradition of Russian national from Bulgaria raises eyebrows

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 06:24
A Russian national who burned his passport in Bulgaria in protest against the war in Ukraine is likely to be extradited to his country of origin after a decision of a Bulgarian court.
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Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarised zone

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 06:14
Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe's biggest nuclear power plant as the UN chief proposed a demilitarised zone at the site amid fears of a catastrophe.
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Latvia, Estonia withdraw from China cooperation group

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 05:23
Latvia and Estonia withdrew from a cooperation group between China and over a dozen Central and Eastern European countries on Thursday (11 August), following in the footsteps of Baltic neighbour Lithuania which withdrew last year.
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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1241 on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism

European Council - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 00:21
Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1241 of 18 July 2022 updating the list of persons, groups and entities subject to Articles 2, 3 and 4 of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism, and repealing Decision (CFSP) 2022/152.
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Italy’s right-wing parties set out programme for power

Euractiv.com - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 22:00
Italy's right-wing parties, heading for victory in September elections, released a plan for government Thursday. (11 August), promising low taxes, "defence of the homeland", EU reform and support for NATO and Ukraine.
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Latvia designates Russia a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ over Ukraine war

Euractiv.com - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 14:18
Latvia's parliament on Thursday (11 August) designated Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" over the war in Ukraine and called on Western allies to impose more comprehensive sanctions on Moscow in order to bring an end to the conflict.
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‘Count on us’: Scholz promises new package to help Germans with energy bills

Euractiv.com - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 13:00
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday (11 August) promised a new package of measures, including tax relief, to help people struggling with rising energy bills as a result of a gas standoff with Russia.
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Debate: Inflation: why are prices rising in Europe?

Eurotopics.net - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 12:28
The inflation rate in the Eurozone reached another record high in July, climbing to 8.9 percent. Commentators point to very different causes for this trend, from the war against Ukraine to the ECB's monetary policy and stock market speculation.
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