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US rebukes Kosovo for escalating tensions, Serbia puts army on alert - Sat, 27/05/2023 - 06:38
The United States and allies rebuked Kosovo for escalating tensions with Serbia on Friday (26 May), saying the use of force to install mayors in ethnic Serb areas undermined efforts to improve troubled relations with neighbouring Serbia.
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EU farmers’ network: Pesticides can be reduced without impacting profits - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 18:09
It is possible to reduce pesticide use with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods while ensuring farms remain economically profitable, a network of European farmers told MEPs in the European Parliament's agriculture committee.
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Agrifood Special CAPitals Brief: Faces of farmers - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 17:13
Who are the faces behind our food? From young, regenerative farmers to those soon facing retirement, in this EURACTIV Special CAPitals edition of the Agrifood Brief, our network spoke to farmers on the ground across nine different member states.
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Serbian president orders army closer to Kosovo border as protests start in north - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 16:34
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić placed the country's army on full combat alert and ordered its units to move closer to the border with Kosovo on Friday (26 May), as tensions over newly sworn-in mayors continue to simmer.
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EU’s cost-benefit analysis under fire in pushback against packaging law - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 16:33
The European Commission’s cost/benefit analysis of its packaging waste law is being called into question amid ongoing pushback against reuse targets by the industry and parliamentary lawmakers.
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The Brief — A march to the Hexit - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 16:20
Each time you think Hungary’s estrangement from the EU couldn’t get any worse, another front opens up - this time, over Budapest's turn at the helm of the rotating six-month EU Council presidency in the second half of 2024.
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Iran releases Belgian aid worker in controversial prisoner swap - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 16:07
Olivier Vandecasteele, the Belgian aid worker held for 455 days in Iran, has finally been released, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced on Friday (26 May).
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Delays to EU residency applications risk ‘new Windrush’ in UK - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 15:22
Government delays in responding to thousands of residency applications by EU nationals could lead to a repeat of the Windrush scandal, where UK citizens were wrongly deported, UK lawmakers have warned. 
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[Opinion] How the EU's money for waste went to waste in Lebanon - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 15:06
The EU led support for the waste management crisis in Lebanon, spending around €89m between 2004-2017, with at least €30m spent on 16 solid-waste management facilities. However, it failed to deliver.
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Irrigation irritation: Spain’s battle for water in Doñana - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 14:39
The National Park of Doñana emerges in between the Spanish Southern cities of Huelva and Sevilla. For decades, it was an oasis of biodiversity, lagoons, and marshes. Today, it is a battleground for the scarce water available. Europe’s largest strawberry...
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French lawmakers set to pass law to crack down on influencers - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 14:06
French MPs and senators overcame their disagreements on the bill aimed at regulating commercial influence and combating abuses on social media on Thursday (25 May), with the text heading to a final vote next week.
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Georgia strongman Ivanishvili wins $926 million from Credit Suisse - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 13:53
Credit Suisse was ordered to pay $926 million to Georgia's former prime minister on Friday for losing part of his fortune, in a Singapore court ruling that represents one of the biggest legal awards made against the bank.
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Meta’s data flow nightmare, Twitter to exit Disinfo Code - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 13:16
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU
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EU criminal complicity in Libya needs recognition, says expert - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 13:13
EU and Italian complicity in crimes against humanity in Libya has yet to grip the public debate among EU circles, says the lead author of a new European Parliament study.
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Agenda - The Week Ahead 29 May – 04 June 2023

European Parliament - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 12:54
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Debate: Nuclear weapons in Belarus: a threat to Europe? - Fri, 26/05/2023 - 12:19
Moscow and Minsk agreed on Thursday that nuclear weapons over which Russia retains control are to be stationed in Belarus. According to Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenka the transfer has already begun. Commentators take different views of how much of a threat the move poses.
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