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Czech far-right party admits failure in EU elections

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:52
The Czech Freedom and Direct Democracy (ID) party will convene a committee within the next two weeks to analyse its disappointing performance in the recent European elections, party leader Tomio Okamura announced on Tuesday.
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Poland pays tribute to soldier killed in border attack

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:52
Sirens blared across Poland during the funeral of a soldier who died last week after being stabbed by a migrant at the border with Belarus - serving as another example of hybrid activities taking place all across NATO, according to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
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Slovak government delays ‘hot-button’ issues until autumn

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:51
As the summer recess of the Slovak parliament approaches, the ruling coalition announced on Tuesday that it will postpone until September the controversial laws on foreign agents and environmental impact assessment, as well as the dispute over the new speaker of parliament, which the coalition parties are contesting.
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Portuguese president notes shift in country’s position on Palestine

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:46
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said Portugal’s official position on the Palestinian question is changing, reminding protesting students that Portugal had recently adopted an official position in favour of Palestine's entry into the UN as a full member.
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Puigdemont’s return unclear as Spain’s controversial amnesty law comes into force

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:45
Spain's controversial amnesty law, pardoning Catalan separatists responsible for illegal actions between 2011 and 2023, officially came into force on Tuesday, but the expected return of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to Spain remains uncertain, as on the same day a Spanish judge announced that an arrest warrant for the separatist leader remains in force.
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Elected lawmakers set to shape the EU’s agrifood policy

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:45
Euractiv’s agri-food hub has identified all incoming lawmakers likely to influence agricultural policy over the 2024-2029 mandate.
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How EU elections affected balances within Italy’s governing coalition

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:44
The outcome of the European election results in Italy could be a signal of moderation for the ruling right-wing alliance led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, according to the political analyst Lorenzo Pregliasco.
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Multibillion-euro court battle over jets stranded in Russia begins in Dublin

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:43
Some of the world's largest aircraft lessors faced off against their insurers in a Dublin courtroom on Tuesday (11 June) at the start of a months-long battle over around €2.5 billion of insurance claims related to jets stranded in Russia.
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The show ‘can’ go on

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:30
Post elections, the EU’s climate advocacy space is forced to contend with an awkward reality: Contrary to its doom-laden warnings, the centre held, the far right is not in power, and progress remains possible.
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NATO chief to visit Hungary, expected to define Budapest’s opt-out on Ukraine support

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:15
After Hungary requested exemption from military support to Ukraine in return for unblocking key alliance decisions, all eyes are on NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg who is set to visit Budapest on Wednesday (12 June).
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New report finds corporate cars ‘leading on pollution, lagging on electric’

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:07
The company car market, which is ideally positioned to move towards electric-vehicles, is lagging behind the private market for the third year in a row, a new report by green group Transport & Environment (T&E) finds.
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Don’t wait until Russia’s war is over to invest, Ukraine’s leaders tell businesses 

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:05
A Ukrainian delegation aimed to convince hesitant businesses on Tuesday (11 June) that the war-torn country is safe for investments despite Russia’s ongoing war, as the EU is hoping to boost its efforts with new business guarantees. 
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The rise and fall of France’s far-right union

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:03
A union of far-right movements in France, including renegades from the conservatives Les Républicains, was tentatively being put together in the hope to beat Emmanuel Macron, in a scenario many would have dreamt of at the EU level – before it backfired.
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Will German far right AfD drop scandal-plagued leader in bid to rejoin ID?

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:00
Despite a series of recent scandals, Germany's far-right AfD party achieved its best national result in history in the European elections on Sunday (9 June). But its internal situation is not so rosy.
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EU must not neglect development aid over defence, Commissioner Urpilainen warns

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:00
The EU's increased defence spending priorities must not come at the expense of development aid, as this could risk isolating the continent geopolitically, the Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen warned in an interview.
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French right-wing MEPs divided over national alliance with far right

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 05:55
While Les Républicains leader Éric Ciotti has begun to forge closer ties with the Rassemblement National (RN), the party's head of list François-Xavier Bellamy has no intention of doing so, sticking to the EPP line.
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EU tariffs on Chinese EVs popular with industry, but China’s trade chamber warns against implications

Euractiv.com - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 05:51
With the EU expected to announce preliminary tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles on Wednesday (12 June), most European industry representatives look forward to the move, except the car industry itself.
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Speech by President Charles Michel at the Gaza aid conference in Jordan

European Council - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 05:16
At the humanitarian conference on Gaza in Jordan, President Michel highlighted the three EU priorities: ending the war, providing more humanitarian assistance and working towards a sustainable peace, based on the two-state solution.
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Press briefing - G7 summit in Borgo Egnazia (Italy) of 13, 14 and 15 June 2024

European Council - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 05:16
The press briefing ahead of the G7 summit in Borgo Egnazia (Italy) will take place VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE ONLY on Tuesday 11 June 2024 at 17.00.
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Statement by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2024/1510 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria

European Council - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 05:16
Statement by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2024/1510 of 27 May 2024 amending Decision 2013/255/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria.
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