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Big-drinking Czechs bid to tackle problem of underage drinking

Should parents give alcoholic drinks to their kids? A new civil society campaign in the Czech Republic says, rather uncontroversially,…

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Here’s what EU election observers do when monitoring ballots abroad

Lebanon’s parliamentary election, held last weekend, was hotly contested as the country remains severely impacted by an economic meltdown so…

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Eurovision: The public’s choice and its political lesson

The Eurovision song contest has always been decried by disgruntled participants as too political but it was never more so…

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Europe’s week: Hungary and Turkey block Western efforts against Russia

Russia’s war in Ukraine has triggered extraordinary Western unity in the European Union and NATO. But Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor…

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Belgian farmers struggle as drought and rising costs hit

Belgian farmers and breeders are being hit by both rising costs and drought, as the impact of the war in…

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Twitter unveils new policy to combat Ukraine war misinformation

Twitter has introduced a new policy to crack down on online misinformation about the war in Ukraine and other humanitarian…

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Sea changes: How NATO’s expansion could stabilise the Baltic region

Exercise Hedgehog might have been planned long before Russian troops invaded Ukraine, but the huge war games taking place this…

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EU’s population decreases partly due to COVID-19, latest figures show

The European Union’s population is decreasing, the latest official figures show. According to Eurostat’s annual Demography of Europe report released…

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‘Historic day’: EU sets mandatory gas storage level for winter supply

European Union member states will need to have their gas reserves filled to at least 80% capacity by November to…

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MEPs demand sanctions on Schröder over his ties with Russian firms

MEPs have passed a resolution calling for former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to be added to the long list of blacklisted…

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