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

Politics 28-05-2020

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 05-06-2020

US protests reignite Belgian colonialism debate

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Czech Republic lifting all its travel restrictions with border countries, Italian beachgoers who are not cohabitants having to maintain distances, including in water, and so much more.
Politics 04-06-2020

Athens fears new migration crisis at land border with Turkey

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Poland deciding to hold presidential elections on 28 June, Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell having second thoughts about his country's approach to the pandemic, and so much more.
Politics 03-06-2020

The Netherlands likely to scrap NATO spending target

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Croatia fearing the crossing of illegal migrants as lockdown measures are lifted, the Italian far-right organising protests against the coalition government, and so much more.
Politics 02-06-2020

Hungary asks Finland to apologise over ‘false’ emergency law attack

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Italy launching its new COVID-19 app in four of its regions, Hungary demanding Finnish MEPs, media outlets and academics to apologise for having criticised Hungary's emergency law, and so much more.
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.

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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.

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