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Thousands protest Europe’s first mandatory vaccine plan

Thousands of Austrians took to the streets of Vienna in protest of an upcoming parliamentary vote to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory, with protesters calling for the government to be replaced. Protesters carried Austrian flags through the streets on Saturday as police in riot gear holding helmets could be seen standing …

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Russia threatening security architecture of Europe – EU

Russia is threatening Ukraine with a “new intervention” and putting Europe’s long-standing security architecture at risk, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. In a statement published online before a meeting of EU foreign and defense ministers in Brest, Josep Borrell said that the bloc must now …

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Is Putin set on conquering Europe at any cost?

The new year has begun in much the same way as the old one ended: with predictions that Russia could invade Ukraine before the snow melts. Behind these as-yet-unfulfilled prophecies, however, are some fairly shaky assumptions. There are two factors behind any potential threat: capability and intention. There is little …

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Europe falling into trap of green energy policy, expert says

Germany is shutting down three nuclear power plants on Friday, in a move to halve the country’s remaining nuclear capacity. The measure comes despite the worst ever energy crises the European region has experienced. The closures, which come as a result of decision to completely phase out atomic energy, taken …

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Europe locks up amid Covid-19 surge

Countries across Europe are imposing restrictions on social life during the holiday season in response to a growing number of Covid-19 cases. The authorities fear hospitals could be overwhelmed by Omicron-variant patients. French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Monday a series of new measures aimed at curbing the spread …

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Russia warns of potential ‘large-scale conflict in Europe’

Ukraine’s possible accession to NATO poses “unacceptable threats” to Moscow, including the possibility that missile defense systems could be placed directly on the Russian border, the country’s foreign minister said on Friday. Speaking to Bosnian newspaper Oslobodjenje, Sergey Lavrov said that all parties need to reduce the “degree of confrontation” caused by …

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Europe faces full-blown energy crisis

European prices for natural gas exceeded $2,150 per 1,000 cubic meters on Tuesday for the first time in history, according to Intercontinental Exchange’s London clearing house. The price at the Dutch TTF hub in the Netherlands, the benchmark gas price for Europe, soared some 27% in one day to nearly …

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Hunters of the unvaccinated are being hired in Europe

Successful candidates will be issuing penalties, processing appeals and taking measures against those who fail to shell out their fine for being unvaccinated, says a job ad placed by the Austrian city of Linz. The opening line says the job will suit those who “take pleasure in working with legislation …

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