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Politics 28-06-2022

European NATO allies harden China stance but cracks remain

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Albania gearing up for monkeypox testing, France on the way of having its first female National Assembly president, and so much more.
Politics 27-06-2022

Tsipras says Greek PM is fake ‘modernist’ who controls media, justice

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Politics 24-06-2022

German gas shortage may prevent exports to Europe

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria scrapping its compulsory COVID-19 vaccination scheme, an American woman in Malta travelling to Spain for an abortion, and so much more.
Politics 23-06-2022

Gas drilling projects resurrected around Europe

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria supporting EU candidacy for Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Finnish economy getting hit by the Ukraine war, and so much more.
Politics 22-06-2022

Bulgaria, Greece to build hydrogen pipeline

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Croatia’s oil firm saying no gas shortages are expected and no Russian oil is needed, Denmark pledging their support for Ukrainian EU candidacy, and so much more.
Politics 21-06-2022

Denmark now backs EU enlargement, says Macron’s plan still unclear

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Kosovo being cautiously hopeful for visa liberalisation, Italian regions considering a state of calamity over drought, and so much more.
Politics 20-06-2022

Croatia ex-pm: By only backing Ukraine, EU humiliated Bosnia

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Albanian ruling party’s upcoming vote on the Srebrenica Genocide resolution after a previous snub, Slovenia pushing for EU candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and so much more.
Agrifood 17-06-2022

Agrifood Special CAPitals Brief: Living life on the edge

Between frosts, drought and scorching heatwaves, countries all across Europe are facing unprecedented climatic conditions, and the agricultural sector stands first in line to bear the full brunt of this.
Politics 17-06-2022

Paris moves to solve Sofia’s Macedonian veto, diplomats say

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Eurozone ministers giving a nod to Croatia’s 2023 euro adoption, a German agency considering saving gas by cooling homes, and so much more.
Politics 16-06-2022

‘Symbolic’ or domestic politics? Scholz, Macron and Draghi visit Ukraine

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Gazprom announcing a 15% gas cut to Italy, Israeli excursions to Poland being suspended following a dispute between Warsaw and Tel Aviv, and so much more.
Politics 15-06-2022

EU still split over China’s ‘threat or challenge’

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Austrian aid package for citizens funds that is higher than expected, Kosovo signing an energy supply deal to Serb-majority municipalities, and so much more.
Politics 14-06-2022

West fuels ‘brutal Putinism’ in Bulgaria over pressure to lift Skopje veto

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germans being divided on granting EU accession to Ukraine, Portugal signing a bilateral deal with UK on defence and security, and so much more.
Politics 13-06-2022

Czechia, Slovakia keep mum on Hungarian defence minister’s Russia ties

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about a Bosnian Croat leader boycotting a high-level meeting in Brussels, a Slovak company saying it will repair Ukrainian military vehicles, and so much more.
Politics 10-06-2022

Athens shocked after Erdogan threatens in Greek

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Albanian inflation and fuel prices reaching all-time highs, the Danish government failing to fund a Kosovo prison over an EU law row, and so much more.
Politics 09-06-2022

Deal with it, Commission tells countries as inflation threatens EU projects

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Spanish finance minister saying his country is the least affected country by the Ukraine war, Czech farmers protesting against a new subsidy policy, and so much more.
Politics 08-06-2022

Burned by Russia, Germany seeks to lessen dependence on China

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Czech president saying he will veto a bill on legalising same-sex marriage, the Portuguese PM calling Europe's energy sector its greatest weakness, and so much more.
Politics 07-06-2022

French EU minister: Mélenchon’s real objective is ‘to crush the left’

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland postponing the implementation of the EU ‘whistleblower’ Directive, the Czech president saying Putin should be prosecuted, and so much more.
Politics 06-06-2022

Turkey’s Nordic demands spark Western Balkan déjà vu

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Albania electing an ex-military chief of staff as president, the Ukrainian deputy PM for European integration calling on Ireland for more support, and so much more.
Politics 03-06-2022

Bulgarians, Hungarians, Slovaks still do not blame Putin for Ukraine war

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about how almost half of Slovaks believe Russian President Vladimir Putin is not responsible for the war in Ukraine, Portugal restricting indoor smoking from 2023, and so much more.
Politics 02-06-2022

New EPP chief irks Madrid, contradicts von der Leyen

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the affordability of housing decreasing rapidly in Slovakia, the Slovenian parliament confirming a new government cabinet, and so much more.
Politics 01-06-2022

Germany announces arms swap deal with Greece, as previous deals flounder

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Albania losing a case at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg over Roma segregation in schools, the Croatian president warning that sanctions against Russia are not working, and so much more.
Politics 31-05-2022

EU admits impact of 2/3 Russian gas cut ‘not assessed’

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Russia’s Gazprom cutting gas supplies to the Netherlands, Portugal’s life expectancy dropping since the COVID-19 pandemic, and so much more.
Politics 30-05-2022

Russian gas halt looms large over Italian economy

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about EU auditors combing wine subsidies in Croatia, Spain sending anti-aircraft missiles to Latvia in the framework of NATO, and so much more.
Politics 27-05-2022

Who wants Ukraine to be granted EU candidate status?

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Albanian government favouring Sweden and Finland in NATO, travel conundrums amid the upcoming EU Czech presidency, and so much more.