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Politics 23-11-2020

Weber: Orban would be out of EPP if not for COVID

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about protesters opposing the new law making it a crime to circulate identifying images of law enforcement, Slovakia's intelligence chief saying Chinese diplomats offer Slovak public officials prostitutes and free trips to China, and so much more.
Politics 20-11-2020

5-Star Movement rejects coalition with Forza Italia

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Spanish nurses opposing the idea that pharmacies can carry out COVID-19 tests, Bratislava distancing itself further from Poland and Hungary on the rule of law veto, and so much more.
Politics 19-11-2020

Rule of law causes cracks in Visegrad Four

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Spain's ruling socialist party making gains in public opinion polls despite the devastating COVID-19 crisis, Slovenia's government distancing itself from its prime minister regarding the Polish-Hungarian budget veto, and so much more.
Politics 18-11-2020

Most Poles agree with government rule of law veto

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the majority of the Polish population backing the government's decision to veto the EU budget and recovery plan, Spain reducing the VAT on its facemasks, and so much more.
Politics 17-11-2020

Commission: Certain rights can be restricted due to COVID-19

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France pre-ordering 90 million COVID-19 vaccines, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov confirming that gas from Azerbaijan will be entering the country as of January 2021, and so much more.
Politics 16-11-2020

Green EU funds to Czechia’s big players

In today's news of the Capitals, find out more about France's homelessness problem, large energy companies - including one owned by the Czech prime minister's former agrochemical holding Agrofert - receiving financial support from the Just Transition Fund, and so much more.
Politics 13-11-2020

Poland and Hungary unite to veto EU budget

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about Russia hitting Germany and France with sanctions, the Serbian parliament approves 'on-the-spot' COVID-19 fines, and so much more.
Politics 12-11-2020

Lithuania wary of incident at Belarus nuclear plant

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how Spain wants to subsidise every company as long as they fulfil some conditions, China's attempt to try to discredit Czech Senate speaker Miloš Vystrčil, and so much more.
Politics 11-11-2020

Virologist: A compulsory vaccine is the worst thing

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how the Chinese and Russian intelligence services are among the most active in the Czech Republic, Spain and Italy announcing the purchase of the Pfizer vaccine, and so much more.
Politics 11-11-2020

German health minister pressures EU for vaccine agreement

German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) is ramping up pressure on the EU to reach an agreement with pharmaceutical companies following the announcement that the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine is 90% effective, saying such a contract should come “in the next few...
Politics 10-11-2020

Pro-Trump Estonian minister resigns after dreams of US civil war

In this edition of the Capitals, find out more about Estonia's interior minister resigning after he commented on the outcome of the US presidential election, Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia signing an agreement to fight COVID-19 together, and so much more.
Politics 09-11-2020

Some EU leaders already miss Trump

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz wanting more powers for him and his government to combat terrorism, Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček urging EU leaders to wait before imposing tariffs on the US, and so much more.
Politics 06-11-2020

Terrorism vigilance stepped up across Europe

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about French MPs discussing a ban on filming police officers, how many Bulgarians are not aware of the European Green Deal, and so much more.
Politics 05-11-2020

Austria ignored warning about Vienna gunman

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire calling digital giants "adversaries of the states", Spain's economy expected to take longer to recover, and so much more.
Politics 05-11-2020

Berlin calls for ‘trust’ in electoral process after US vote

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday (4 November) urged America’s politicians to help maintain “trust” in the electoral system after President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory in the tightly contested race. “It is important that all politicians who reach...
Politics 05-11-2020

Strict measures will remain ‘until there is a vaccine’, Belgian PM says

Measures decided to contain the second wave of COVID-19 infections will remain in place for the long term, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said during a hospital visit on Wednesday (3 November), adding they will have to be continued for “months to come”.
Politics 04-11-2020

Spain reports massive losses in tourism over COVID-19

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about French ministers urging the population not to buy products from e-commerce giants, Spain's tourism industry recording a €56 billion loss in 2020, and so much more.
Politics 03-11-2020

French government dissolves Turkish far-right group

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Politics 02-11-2020

Anti-Borissov protests in Sofia stop as COVID situation worsens

The anti-corruption gatherings in the centre of Sofia targeting the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will stop due to the worsening situation with the coronavirus pandemic, the trio acting as organisers announced on Monday (2 November).
Politics 02-11-2020

EU ‘troublemakers’ back Trump over Biden in US election

In this Special Edition of the Capitals, EURACTIV’s Network gives you an overview of the state-of-play of EU-US relations, both in terms of policy implications and scenarios European leaders are running for the morning after the polls.
Politics 30-10-2020

Romania calls for mutual recognition of COVID-19 tests

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Romanian President Klaus Iohannis caling for a unified EU approach on the mutual recognition of COVID-19 tests, the French army reinforcing the number of soldeiers to protect places of worship and schools, and so much more.
Politics 29-10-2020

Bulgaria to block EU negotiations with Skopje

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France going into a second lockdown, the Czech Republic's former health minister getting a top award for his efforts in fighting the pandemic after he was sacked for breaching COVID-19 rules, and so much more.
Politics 28-10-2020

Spanish government plans to tax the richest

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Slovakia gearing up to test the entire population for COVID-19 over the weekend, the French government intending to re-impose a lockdown though different to the one in March, and so much more.
Politics 27-10-2020

Kyiv summons Hungarian envoy over election interference

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Lithuania's new conservative-liberal party to be, how domestic violence increased by 50% in Croatia during the pandemic, and so much more.
Politics 26-10-2020

Bulgaria joins US coalition against Huawei

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Czech Health Minister being forced to resign after breaching his own COVID-19 rules, the hacking of a private psychotherapy centre in Finland leading to cyber criminals holding the data of tens of thousands of clients to ransom, and so much more.
Politics 23-10-2020

Poland closer to total ban on abortion after top court ruling

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the failed attempt of Spanish far-right party Vox to oust Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's government, 'Poland's highest court making it even harder to get an abortion in the country legally, and so much more.
Politics 22-10-2020

Commission: Breton not involved in EU tender won by his former company

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about German Health Minister Jens Spahn testing positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday (21 October), why Croatian hospitals may be left without medication, and so much more.
Politics 21-10-2020

German municipalities prevented taking in refugees

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France upping its EU budget contribution by quite a wide margin, Slovakia gearing up to test its entire population for COVID-19, and so much more.
Politics 20-10-2020

Belgium to scrap COVID-19 tests for asymptomatic

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how a citizen's initiative to reform Finland’s abortion laws has gathered more than 50,000 signatures within a few months, Poland transforming its biggest stadium into an emergency field hospital, and so much more.
Politics 19-10-2020

Sweden readies massive military budget surge

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the likelihood of Sweden's parliament adopting a proposal that would considerably increase its defence spending levels, the Slovak government's plan to have its entire population tested for coronavirus, and so much more.
Politics 16-10-2020

EU countries warm up recovery fund engine

In today's Special Edition of the Capitals, find out more about EU member states' priorities when it comes to their national recovery plans which were supposed to be submitted to the European Commission on Thursday (15 October), as well as so much more.
Politics 15-10-2020

German restrictions ‘not tough enough to avert disaster’, says Merkel

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Hungarians receiving $10,000 for renovating their homes as a way to recover from the coronavirus crisis, more women than men losing their jobs in Austria as a result of the crisis, and so much more.
Politics 14-10-2020

Poland slams EU ‘Soviet-style blackmailing’ on rule of law

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki going into self-quarantine after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for the coronavirus, the increasing number of Finns returning home, and so much more.
Politics 13-10-2020

Serbia says not always easy to protect its friendship with China

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how an increasing number of Finns are trusting the government less, how China is encouraging the country's investors to invest in Serbia, and so much more.
Politics 12-10-2020

Poland eyes broker role between EU-US

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the curfews imposed in some of Germany's major cities, A Bulgarian EPP MEP calling the EU Parliament's resolution on the rule of law and fundamental rights in Bulgaria "slander", and so much more.
Politics 09-10-2020

Bulgaria ‘rule of law’ vote becomes EPP’s Waterloo

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about EU travellers travelling to the UK can no longer present their identity cards, as well as so much more.
Politics 08-10-2020

France looks at new economic decline

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France looking towards a tough autumn, European countries tightening coronavirus measures, and so much more.
Politics 07-10-2020

The moment of truth for Greek neo-nazis

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how EPP's Fine Gael party spent more funds than any other Irish political party campaigning for last year's European Parliamentary elections, how Slovak government officials will have to start work at 6am today, and so much more.
Politics 06-10-2020

No Brexit deal risks terrorism in Northern Ireland

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Polish president having to postpone the cabinet swear-in due to the coronavirus, UK lawmakers warning that a no deal Brexit could increase terrorism, and so much more.
Politics 05-10-2020

Belarusians seek international protection in Poland

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the growing number of Belarusians filing for international protection in Poland, doctors in Hungary getting a wage boost as COVID-19 numbers soar, and so much more.

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