Capitals archive

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.
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 03-06-2022

Austrian government mulls delaying carbon tax implementation

The government is again considering whether to postpone the start date for implementing the carbon tax until October, due to high energy prices and growing criticism. The carbon tax is an eco-social prestige project of the current conservative-green government, where...
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.
Politics 26-05-2022

Germany unconvinced by Russian ‘wheat for sanctions’ offer

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about international hackers demanding ransom from the Austrian federal state, Lithuania sending Ukraine military equipment worth over €15 million, and so much more.
Politics 25-05-2022

Investors cautious about Nordics’ NATO ‘grey period’

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Slovenia confirming its first case of monkeypox, Denmark sending Harpoon launchers and missiles to Ukraine, and so much more.
Politics 24-05-2022

Italy’s far-right leads polls, causes EU headaches

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen running for a second term, Lithuania becoming independent of Russian energy supplies, and so much more.
Politics 23-05-2022

Former Slovak FM: Ukraine must attack Russia and take back Crimea

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Slovenian public broadcaster journalists planning to stage a strike, Portugal offering Ukraine technical support to join the EU, and so much more.
Politics 20-05-2022

Macron says ‘European political community’ no substitute to enlargement 

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Slovenia being asked to reduce their diplomatic staff in Moscow, the former king returning to Spain after a self-imposed exile, and so much more.
Politics 19-05-2022

Visegrad plays hot potato with Ukrainian Roma refugees

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgaria adopting large-scale measures to weather inflation, the possible end of Russian gas imports to Finland, and so much more.
Politics 18-05-2022

Austria’s neutrality in the spotlight after Sweden-Finland NATO bid

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Hungarian president travelling to Warsaw in a bid to reinforce relations, Slovenia being unhappy about the continuation of Austrian border controls, and so much more.
Politics 17-05-2022

EU capitals mull seizing Russia-linked energy assets

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria lifting their COVID-19 entry requirements, Bosnia getting its ‘last chance’ for an EU candidate status, and so much more.
Politics 16-05-2022

Enlargement could be bargaining chip to trigger EU-Reform

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Sweden's ruling Social Democrats being in favour of a NATO application, the Slovenian parliament getting a record number of women, and so much more.
Politics 13-05-2022

Most Finns believe country can’t defend itself alone

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Albania increasing imports from Ukraine and Russia, the Dutch prime minister’s address to the Ukrainian parliament, and so much more.
Politics 12-05-2022

Resentment for Ukrainian refugees grows in central and eastern Europe

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria prolonging Hungarian and Slovenian border control amid the Ukraine war, the UK's Johnson promising to protect Sweden in case it applies for NATO membership, and so much more.
Politics 11-05-2022

Ahead of defence opt-out referendum, Denmark opposes EU Treaty change

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany embracing Macron’s ‘European Political Community’ proposal, Kosovo NGOs asking Macron for visa liberalisation, and so much more.
Politics 10-05-2022

Agri-clash in Czechia over organic farming amid Ukraine war

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Ireland seeing a rise in EU membership support, Albanian inflation striking citizens and agribusinesses, and so much more.
Politics 09-05-2022

Finnish energy companies refuse to supply ‘Russia’s Google’

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about “Russian Google” being ostracised in Finland, Serbia threatening Kosovo over their Council of Europe membership bid, and so much more.
Politics 06-05-2022

Minister: Those who bombed Serbia cannot ask it to join Russia sanctions

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Slovenian government’s COVID-19 decree being declared unconstitutional, Portugal contributing millions in humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and so much more.
Politics 05-05-2022

Russia’s sixth sanction package opens EU’s Pandora’s Box

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Albanian healthcare workers fleeing en masse while the government remains unphased, Nordic countries supporting a fast Swedish and Finnish NATO ratification period, and so much more.
Politics 04-05-2022

Croat President vows to veto Sweden-Finland NATO accession, if he can

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Estonia and Lithuania being among the best when it comes to press freedom, over 100,000 Ukrainian refugees finding jobs in Poland, and so much more.
Politics 03-05-2022

Green technologies shortage looming in CEE

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgarian businesses saying they will strike if state aid for electricity is removed, a leader of the German opposition visiting Kyiv before Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and so much more.

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