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Politics 16-04-2021

Baltic ministers call for ‘red lines’ towards Russia in Kyiv trip

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov resigning and immediately taking leave, Baltic ministers in Kyiv saying the EU should be prepared to impose new sanctions against Russia, and so much more.
Politics 15-04-2021

Prague and Vienna compete to host a US-Russia summit

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Turkish President Erdogan slamming Italian PM Draghi for calling him a "dictator", the decision of Romanian PM Florin Citu to fire now-former health minister Vlad Voiculescu creating a political storm, and so much more.
Politics 14-04-2021

Baltic countries ready to cut last ties to Soviet past

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Irish non-Erasmus students not having their quarantine costs covered, Slovakia lifting its COVID-19 measures for the first time since it went into a strict lockdown in December, and so much more.
Politics 13-04-2021

Bulgaria mulls withdrawing AstraZeneca jab

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Greece reopening its high schools as it has recently started offering free home-testing kits to its population, Croatia's pensioners set to receive COVID-19 relief from the government, and so much more.
Politics 12-04-2021

Bulgarian PM: price of Pfizer vaccine jumps from €12 to €19,50

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgarian PM Borissov revealing the cost of a Pfizer dose according to contracts between the Commission and Pfizer, Turkey suspending Italian contracts following Prime Minister Mario Draghi comments on Erdogan, and so much more.
Politics 02-04-2021

Russia defends corruption in Bulgaria from US criticism

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Luxembourg being a tax haven for Finnish companies and the super-rich, an error in Poland's vaccination system allowing registration for the vaccine being allowed for everyone over 40, and so much more.
Politics 01-04-2021

No joke: COVID-vaccinated urged to eat tomatoes

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about 28 independent Hungarian media outlets demanding access to COVID-19 wards in hospitals and vaccination points, Spain's Central Bank urging the government to maintain temporary lay-off schemes, and so much more.
Politics 31-03-2021

Czech government defies intelligence warnings over Russia’s Rosatom

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Hungarian and Polish PMs Viktor Orban and Mateusz Morawiecki, as well as Italy's League leader Matteo Salvini meeting in Budapest Thursday to discuss a “political alliance at European level”, Slovakia's PM resigning, and so much more.
30-03-2021

Finnish president suggests summit of major powers

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Greek cabinet approving its national recovery plan, Athens saying it would welcome Serb tourists whatever vaccine they take, and so much more.
29-03-2021

EU countries still puzzled over Russia’s vaccine

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland getting close to having Europe's largest nuclear reactor, Prime Minister Janez Janša losing his majority in parliament after four MPs left the coalition partner parties, and so much more.
Politics 26-03-2021

Belarus’ radiation monitoring goes dark after alleged incident at nuclear plant

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about toll dodgers costing Slovakia €1 million per month in uncollected fines, UK lawmakers giving ministers sweeping COVID-19 emergency powers for another six months, and so much more.
Politics 25-03-2021

Few signs that EU health passports can be ready before July

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Croatian president urging parliament to decide on his Supreme Court president pick, Romanian authorities to discuss a nationwide lockdown, and so much more.
Politics 24-03-2021

Eurovision sparks more tension between Sofia, Skopje

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Irish cabinet approving an ambitious climate action bill, Romanian kids possibly getting their holidays extended from two to five weeks, and so much more.
Politics 23-03-2021

EU leaders struggle to solve AstraZeneca-UK equation

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Hungary approving the COVID-19 jab from China's CanSino Biologics, France's labour minister being hospitalised after testing positive for the coronavirus, and so much more.
Politics 22-03-2021

Bulgarian PM calls on Russia to cease espionage activity

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Greece being the first country to provide free COVID-19 tests as of April, the Slovak PM urging his critics to resign along with him, and so much more.
Politics 19-03-2021

German MEP: Nord Stream 2 needs a ‘European’ perspective

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Czech Senate rejecting a controversial food quota provision, Slovenia conducting negotiations with Italy, Austria, and Hungary to form joint police patrols along its border with Croatia, and so much more.
Politics 18-03-2021

Belgium eyes suspended AstraZeneca jabs surplus

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about French President Emmanuel and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, a former Slovenian PM is calling for the impeachment of current PM Janez Janša, and so much more.
Politics 17-03-2021

Pandemic helped Germany reach its climate targets

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Turkey promising to send vaccines to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa vetoing the parliament's draft euthanasia bill, and so much more.
Politics 16-03-2021

Spain announces football match with ‘territory of Kosovo’

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about several countries suspending the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine, France allowing the use of 'intelligent video' to monitor mask-wearing at bus, metro, and train stations, and so much more.
Politics 15-03-2021

EU ‘green pass’ fuels the fire in Balkans

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Serbian president calling the EU's idea of COVID-19 passports "scandalous", a report showing that the UK army would be "outgunned" in a major conflict, and so much more.
Politics 12-03-2021

Denmark bans donations from anti-democratic sources

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Denmark bans donations from sources possibly endangering democracy, Poland's justice ministry preparing a bill same-sex couples from adopting children, and so much more.
Politics 11-03-2021

Air Serbia among first to test digital COVID-passport

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Serbia being among the first countries to test the IATA digital passport, Slovakia's agriculture minister threatening to resign, and so much more.
Politics 10-03-2021

Slovenian PM urges national press agency director to quit

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Portuguese not wanting to participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe but still wanting a voice, French President Emmanuel Macron granting access to over-50-year-old archives, and so much more.
Politics 09-03-2021

Czechia, Poland, Slovakia never followed up on global COVID-19 pledge

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Ireland re-instating a 14-day quarantine for travellers from high-risk countries, Czechia, Poland and Slovakia not following up on the V4 pledge made at a global pledging conference last May, and so much more.