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3rd Mar 2021

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EU impose sanctions on two Turks over Cyprus drilling

European Union diplomats agreed to impose travel bans on two Turkish nationals and freeze their assets in retaliation for Ankara's gas prospecting in disputed waters near Cyprus, officials told Bloomberg. Despite pressure from Cyprus, the measures will not affect Turkish companies. However, they do signal further escalation between the EU and Turkey on the illegal drilling in Cyprus' waters.

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EU Parliament to hold Frontex probe behind closed doors

Earlier this month the European Parliament set up a permanent probe into the EU's border agency Frontex. Now that the Frontex boss is set for his first grilling, MEPs have decided to keep the public in the dark.

Commission: Pioneering Nordics energy mix 'example' to EU

The Nordic electricity market is an example of successful market integration plus climate action, as the share of sustainable energy keeps growing, the European Commission said. However, the decarbonisation of the transport sector remains a challenge.

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Belarusian spring: finding hope in dark times

These are dark times in Belarus, with the government tightening the screws like never before. They are preparing for spring just as much as the opponents of the regime are.

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