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Politics 29-05-2020

Hungary bars citizens from legally changing their gender

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's aide, Dominic Cummings, getting away with breaching lockdown rules, the Hungarian president approving a law barring citizens from legally changing their gender, and so much more.
Politics 28-05-2020

US ambassador: Putin would be the ‘winner’ of a Greece-Turkey escalation

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Portuguese flag carrier TAP changing its route plan for June and July, France no longer prescribing hydroxychloroquine to COVID-19 patients anymore, and so much more.
Politics 28-05-2020

How EU member states reacted to the Commission’s Recovery Fund proposal

Most EU member states have reacted positively to the European Commission’s €750 billion  Recovery Fund proposal, which aims to help the bloc cope with the devastating economic implications of the pandemic.
Politics 27-05-2020

Belgians bicker over serological COVID-19 tests

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France's €8 billion plan to make the car industry more 'clean', Lega chief Matteo Salvini not going to trial for last year's alleged 'kidnapping' of 161 migrants, and so much more.
Politics 26-05-2020

Finland has second thoughts after Germany’s U-turn on EU recovery

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the French government launching consultations to discuss better working conditions and pay for medical workers, gym owners in Slovakia protesting lockdown measures, and so much more.
Politics 25-05-2020

Prague: Lawmakers push for at least 55% of stores’ food to be local

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Spain planning to open its doors to tourists for July, Czech MPs wanting to oblige Czech stores to sell more Czech produce, and so much more.
Politics 22-05-2020

Far-right Finns party demands eurozone exit, again

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Finnish populist politician urging the government to consider a 'Finnexit', Croatia supporting the €500 billion recovery programme proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and so much more.
Politics 20-05-2020

Spying on foreigners abroad is illegal, German court says

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more Kurz and Babic opposing the Macron-Merkel recovery plan for Europe, coronavirus creating an increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths, as well as so much more.
Politics 19-05-2020

Rome opposes ‘blacklisting’ and bilateral deals on tourism

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Czechs possibly being able to travel to Greece for the summer without being tested for coronavirus, the Franco-German €500 billion recovery initiative for Europe, and so much more.
Politics 18-05-2020

Schmit: Professions’ social value to be re-examined after COVID-19

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austrian state officials 'threatening' journalists for uncovering Ischgl story, the Spanish government wanting to extend its 'state of alarm' for another month, and so much more.
Politics 15-05-2020

EU emergency fund will need €5 billion, says leading MEP

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about French pharma company Sanofi saying the US would be the first country to obtain its COVID-19 vaccine if it develops one, Bulgarians having restriction fatigue, and so much more.
Politics 14-05-2020

Alcohol consumption in Finland skyrockets amid pandemic

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany and Austria opening its borders on Saturday, the European Parliament in Strasbourg now being a huge lab for testing coronavirus, and so much more.
Politics 13-05-2020

Romania shuts down websites with fake COVID-19 news

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about French associations bringing a case before a Paris court for allowing hate content to be published, and so much more.
Politics 12-05-2020

France ready to welcome back car industry in exchange for state aid

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Czechs no longer having to wear facemasks, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire telling French carmakers to relocate to France if they want state aid, and so much more.
Politics 11-05-2020

Portugal, Spain, Italy call for common EU minimum income

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about why the presidential elections didn't take place in Poland, German protesters demonstrating against the coronavirus restrictions, and so much more.
Politics 08-05-2020

Coronavirus plays closing time music for almost half of UK’s pubs

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Croatia's now-former defence minister resigning hours after saying a plane crash that killed two Air Force members was part of a regular training flight, France's deconfinement plan, and so much more.
Politics 07-05-2020

Hungary no longer a democracy, US report says

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany relaxing its COVID-19 restrictions, Slovakia's interior minister defending the new border regime despite issues of legal standing, and so much more.
Politics 06-05-2020

Breton: Without EU single market, German and Dutch industries will die

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Dutch protesters being arrested for protesting the country's lockdown measures, the lack of a legal basis to force those entering Slovakia to enter a 14-day quarantine, and so much more.
Enlargement 05-05-2020

Bulgaria could block North Macedonia’s EU path over common history interpretation

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the controversial study claiming that 1.8 million people have the coronavirus in Germany, Orban accusing the EPP of spreading fake news about Hungary's coronavirus law, and so much more.
Politics 04-05-2020

Romanian president causes diplomatic spat with Hungary

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the diplomatic spat between Romania and Hungary, Finland's interior minister proposing a €100 handout for all to support the post-coronavirus economy, and so much more.
Politics 30-04-2020

Portugal’s government wants more say after bailing out TAP airline

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Hungary's easing of restrictions, the French unions' bid for Amazon to gradually resume its activities, and so much more.
Politics 29-04-2020

COVID-19 restricts access to abortions in Slovakia

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about EU member states beginning to announce COVID-19 lockdown measures, Slovakia's problem with abortion, particularly in coronavirus times, and so much more.
Politics 28-04-2020

Europe’s south says common exit plan needed to save tourism

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about German Economy Minister Altmaier proposing to bail out companies but with conditions, Croatia's attempts to help the heavily impacted tourism sector weather the storm of the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics 27-04-2020

Schäuble says saving lives should not be paramount concern

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble saying that saving lives shouldn't be of paramount concern in COVID-19 crisis, Italy announcing the easing of lockdown measures from 4 May, and so much more.
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