Capitals archive

Politics 23-12-2021

Greece threatens to fire unvaccinated health workers

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Dutch shoppers who crossed the border to Germany and Belgium to do their Christmas shopping because of the 'hard' lockdown, Croatia proposing citizens returning to the country to set up a business €26,000, and so much more.
Politics 22-12-2021

Kosovo experts oppose Denmark prison outsourcing

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland's government being undecided about what to do with undocumented migrants, Romania's parliament building being targeted by people protesting COVID-19 measures, and so much more.
Politics 21-12-2021

Slovak doctors could lose licence for spreading COVID disinformation

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France's health agency greenlighting the COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11-year-olds, doctors in Slovakia at risk of losing their licence if they spread disinformation about COVID-19, and so much more.
Politics 20-12-2021

German minister: Putin should not go shopping on Champs Elysée

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany's foreign minister calling for personal sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Slovakia's financial incentive to get the elderly vaccinated failing, and so much more.
Politics 17-12-2021

Janša to face anti-graft probe

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the fake Covid certificates in France, the Slovenian prime minister being subject to an anti-graft probe, and so much more.
Politics 16-12-2021

Omicron puts EU COVID certificate to the test

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany expelling Russian diplomats over state-sponsored assassinations, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi defending the new restrictions in the country despite the Commission's criticism, and so much more.
Politics 15-12-2021

Spanish children had increased suicidal thoughts due to COVID-19

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland's president having phone calls with Washington and the Kremlin in an attempt to find a diplomatic resolution to the Ukraine crisis, Spain seeing an increase in children having suicidal thoughts during the pandemic, and so much more.
Politics 14-12-2021

EU plans massive vaccination campaign in Eastern Europe

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany's new foreign minister calling for sanctions to be imposed against Republika Srpska leader Milorad Dodik, the Italian government mulling an extension of the state of emergency, and so much more.
Politics 13-12-2021

Anti-vaxxer party could prevent progressive coalition in Austria

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about an anti-vaxxer party possibly preventing a progressive coalition in Austria, Bulgaria's PM-designate saying his future government will have a zero-tolerance policy on corruption, and so much more.
Politics 10-12-2021

Schinas: ‘Opportunity’ to discuss mandatory vaccination at EU summit

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Poland possibly getting EU funds despite the unresolved rule of law issue, French President Emmanuel Macron laying out the priorities of the French EU Council presidency, and so much more.
Politics 09-12-2021

Czech president clashes with future FM over Israel, China, Russia

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania being in discussions about possibly importing more electricity from Belarus and Russia, Romania adopting a series of more relaxed measures but worrying about the next wave, and so much more.
Politics 08-12-2021

Slovak secret service labels party in Renew group ‘left-wing extremists’

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland's prime minister being caught in a media storm, Croatia recording its first vaccine-related death, and so much more.
Politics 07-12-2021

EU minister: COVID certificate update will force vaccination

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Ireland receiving the biggest portion of the EU Brexit fund, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban saying his country is "prepared for battle" as the new German coalition reveals a "pro-immigration, pro-gender, federalist, pro-German Europe agenda”, and so much more.
Politics 06-12-2021

EU nuclear renaissance financed by US and Russia?

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland's response to Russia calling for guarantees against NATO's eastward expansion, Czechia's future government saying it will cancel the current health ministry's measure to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all, and so much more.
Politics 03-12-2021

Lithuania: EU should step up security role in its East

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian presidents calling for sanctions to be imposed against Russia, Angela Merkel's 16-year-reign as German chancellor coming to an end on Thursday, and so much more.
Politics 02-12-2021

Others punish, Slovakia incentivises elderly to get vaccinated

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about President Emmanuel Macron saying the rule of law will be one of the main challenges of the EU Council presidency in January, the last place with press access to the ruling party in Hungary being cordoned off, and so much more.
Politics 01-12-2021

Far-right Zemmour makes Le Pen look normal

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland losing its top spot when it comes to the education of young people, Bulgarian police finding fake COVID-19 passes, and so much more.
Politics 30-11-2021

Austria considers €7,200 fine for unvaccinated

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria likely fining those who remain unvaccinated once the country makes the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory in February, the Czech president calling on Visegrad countries to make the vaccine mandatory for all, and so much more.
Politics 30-11-2021

Environmental organisations slam construction of new airport in protected area

Twenty Albanian nature organisations have condemned the start of works on a new airport in Vlora, in the south of the country, saying it is illegal and environmental assessments were unprofessional, reports Exit.al. Prime Minister Edi Rama inaugurated the Vlora...
Politics 29-11-2021

Italian official: Paris-Rome deal eyes a sovereign EU

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about a majority of Finns now opposing fur farming, Slovak progressives pushing for a new system to compensate for the green transition, and so much more.
Politics 26-11-2021

German Green ‘pragmatists’ beat out the left

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the EU Parliament calling on Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria to immediately ratify the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women, France saying no to lockdowns, and so much more.
Politics 25-11-2021

German government will push for a European federation

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Sweden's first female PM resigning after a few hours in power, a Budapest-based research centre suspected of spying on the Central and Eastern Europe region for China, and so much more.
Politics 24-11-2021

France denies talks to buy Israeli Pegasus spyware

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgaria and North Macedonia showing unity after the tragic bus accident that claimed 46 lives, Iranian special services increasing their activities in Europe in the past years, and so much more.
Politics 23-11-2021

Commission keeps mum over Albania’s asylum seekers

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Exiled Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya criticising Berlin over its phone call with Lukashenko, Finland agreeing to send COVID-19 vaccines to Estonia, and so much more.
Politics 22-11-2021

New Czech FM to target Chinese investments

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France promising to 'continue the fight' in the fisheries dispute with the UK, more EU countries considering mandatory vaccines and lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise, and so much more.
Politics 19-11-2021

Greece pushes EU for a third shot in COVID pass

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders and German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer visiting Warsaw, some Irish vaccination centres reporting that about half of those who booked a booster shot had failed to show up, and so much more.
Politics 19-11-2021

Calls to boost trust between EU and Switzerland as foreign ministers meet

Slovenia's Foreign Minister Anže Logar met his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis in Ljubljana on Thursday (18 November), with the pair calling for trust between the EU and Switzerland to be further enhanced. The breakdown of the talks on the EU-Switzerland cooperation agreement and other possible options for strengthening cooperation topped the agenda.
Politics 18-11-2021

Source: COVID certificates expire 12 months after second jab

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about caretaker chancellor Angela Merkel calling Belarus strongman Lukashenko for the second time this week, Romania's interim energy minister blaming Russia for the natural gas crisis, and so much more.
Politics 17-11-2021

Baltics pledge support to Poland over NATO’s Article 4

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France launching an action plan to fight child prostitution, some Italian regions wanting to impose a lockdown on the unvaccinated like in Austria, and so much more.
Politics 16-11-2021

Czechia to ‘CAP’ EU funds for large agrarian companies

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the situation at the Poland-Belarus border sparking a political storm in Finland, Hungary's Central Bank chief speaking out against the economic policy of the ruling Fidesz party, and so much more.
Politics 15-11-2021

EU assesses duration of third COVID-19 jab

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria imposing a fully-fledged lockdown on the unvaccinated from Monday, Czechia Civic Democrats calling on the outgoing government to help Poland with the border situation, and so much more.
Politics 12-11-2021

Greek media landscape raises eyebrows in Brussels

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the state of Upper Austria imposing a lockdown for the vaccinated from Monday, Slovenian Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak appearing to be on his way out due to a scandal, and so much more.
Politics 11-11-2021

Bulgarian elections set to determine Western Balkan enlargement

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about caretaker Chancellor Angela Merkel calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to exert his influence on Belarusian strongman Lukashenko, Bulgaria activating the EU Civil Protection Mechanism because of the difficult COVID-19 situation in the country, and so much more.
Politics 10-11-2021

Construction material prices hikes threaten EU projects in Slovakia

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about European Council President Charles Michel chiming into the German coalition negotiations, Finnish universities receiving guidelines to deal with China, and so much more.
Politics 09-11-2021

Bulgaria received pre-election discount from Gazprom

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France's Communist Party presidential candidate blaming Big Pharma for "crimes against humanity", Lithuania upping the readiness of its troops at its border with Belarus, and so much more.
Politics 08-11-2021

V4 group not as crucial as political leaders claim

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria introducing tough restrictions for the unvaccinated, Visegrad no longer being a "fatal alliance", and so much more.
Politics 05-11-2021

Vienna excludes unvaccinated from nightlife, considers tests for vaccinated

In today's news from the Capitals, find out more about an increasing number of Czechs getting the jab following the announcement that bars and restaurants will check COVID-19 certificates, Bulgaria's appaling treatment of vulnerable people, and so much more.
Politics 04-11-2021

French far left: Block road for Le Pen 

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Polish Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moskwa set to visit Prague in a bid to unblock the Turów dispute, Greece's PM going after the unvaccinated in an interview with TV channel MEGA, and so much more.
Politics 03-11-2021

Experts dampen hopes of Central Europe’s nuclear future

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about one third of Austrians fearing another terrorist attack, the US and Romania announcing plans to build a “first-of-a-kind” small modular reactor (SMR) plant in Romania, and so much more.
Politics 02-11-2021

Poland says EU ‘blackmail’ hampers climate goals

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about French President Emmanuel Macron calling on the biggest emitters to raise their climate ambitions, the Greek government planning to send text messages to the unvaccinated to urge them to get the vaccine, and so much more.

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