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Politics 28-01-2021

COVID-19 ‘shield’ for rule of law violations, for now

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Slovakia's far-right party losing six of its members, the Italian government investing in an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, and so much more.
Politics 27-01-2021

Germany now mulls vaccinating young people first

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Belgian soldiers training in Austria during the pandemic, Romania having to postpone vaccine appointments due to a shortage of doses, and so much more.
Politics 26-01-2021

Polish coal exit talks heat up

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Spain's high-level politicians receiving the COVID-19 vaccine earlier than they should have, Czech companies receiving large amounts of the EU Modernisation Fund, and so much more.
Coronavirus 25-01-2021

Special Edition: EU hospitality sector seeks support to open, not remain closed

Following the first lockdown, Europe’s hospitality sector was the first to take immediate safety measures. However, it has also been the sector that has paid the full cost of the pandemic. In 18 out of 27 EU member states, pubs,...
Politics 25-01-2021

EU on the offensive after COVID-19 vaccines delays

In today's news from the Capitals, find out more about Italy's TickTock ban, the Danish PM's vision of an 'asylum-free' future, and so much more.
Politics 22-01-2021

Belgium mulls ban on non-essential travel

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Czech 'anti-masker' MP causing turmoil in parliament, the UK government being accused for being 'petty' afte downgrading the diplomatic status of the EU's ambassador in London, and so much more.
Politics 21-01-2021

EU-wide debt relief for COVID’s hardest-hit?

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin welcoming US President Joe Biden as a 'true friend', Finland's Left Alliance saying 'no' to surplus vaccines from Israel, and so much more.
Politics 20-01-2021

Eyeing Biden, China organises summit with CEE countries

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Polish prosecutors getting priority access to vaccines, Conte winning his second confidence vote in parliament, and so much more.
Politics 19-01-2021

Pubs threaten uprising in Bulgaria

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgaria's restaurants and nightclubs threaten to flout coronavirus restrictions, the newly elected CDU chair not being that popular in the polls, and so much more.
Politics 18-01-2021

Orbán puts new CDU leadership to the test

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the French government saying no to the vaccination passport, Baltic foreign ministers calling for sanctions against Russia over Navalny detention, and so much more.
Politics 15-01-2021

Commission: Hungary free to buy Chinese vaccine

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France tightening its borders, Slovakia 'yellow-carding' the EU's new migration pact, and so much more.
Politics 14-01-2021

Vaccinated Poles to receive special ‘passports’

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Bulgarian ruling party saying it will not allow for mail-in voting for the next parliamentary elections, former Italian PM Renzi causing a crisis in government, and so much more.
Politics 13-01-2021

Poland readies law blocking social media bans

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Poland's ruling party proposing to forbid social media websites from banning its users, former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi threatening to join the opposition, and so much more.
Politics 12-01-2021

Swedes increasingly in favour of joining NATO

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Slovak prime minister blaming his coalition partners for coronavirus-related deaths, Merkel calling US President Trump's problematic, and so much more.
Politics 11-01-2021

Cyprus asks vaccines from Israel amid EU delay

In today's news from the Capitals, find out more about how the suicide of a former police chief is shaking Slovak politics, Austria's labour minister announcing her decision to step down after plagiarism allegations against her, and so much more.
Politics 18-12-2020

Prague mulls cuts in social policy

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Sweden's King criticising the government for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, Slovakian Prime Minister Igor Matovič calling on his economy minister to resign, and so much more.
Politics 17-12-2020

Lavrov: Unlike EU, Croatia ready for good relations

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany, France, Austria, Italy announcing their vaccination strategy, Bulgaria paying for a media in North Macedonia, and so much more.
Politics 16-12-2020

‘Mother-woman, father-man’ now a law in Hungary

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France's culture sector calling for cinemas, theatres and museums to open, a former Romanian prime minister facing trial for abuse of office, and so much more.
Politics 15-12-2020

US, Russia, China destabilise Arctic security

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgaria's hotel industry threatening mass bankruptcies, the French government launching mass COVID-screening in two of its cities, and so much more.
Politics 14-12-2020

Incident causes nuclear scare in Finland

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Fidesz losing half a million voters in about half a year, Italians queuing in front of restaurants as restrictions loosen, and so much more.
Politics 11-12-2020

Rule-of-law split looms over Poland’s ruling coalition

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Italy wanting to tweak its coronavirus measures during the Christmas period, Poland's 'double victory' regarding the agreement on the EU budget and EU recovery fund, and so much more.
Politics 10-12-2020

‘NATO-option’ gets majority in Swedish parliament

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the exiled leader of the Belarusian opposition, urging other European countries to investigate the crimes committed by the Belarusian regime, Poland possibly giving up its veto in the EU budget vote, and so much more.
Politics 09-12-2020

State oil firm buys 20 newspapers in Poland

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Polish state-owned oil company announcing it is ready to acquire 20 regional newspapers, French prosecutors requesting high prison sentences for the alleged suspects in the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, and so much more.
Politics 08-12-2020

Orbán offers ‘looser’ cooperation with EU centre-right

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about three of Poland's former presidents calling on the government to stop 'blackmailing the EU', Romania's now-former Prime Minister Ludovic Orban resigning, and so much more.
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