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25th Feb 2021

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EU and US condemn Georgia crackdown

Hundreds of riot police in Tbilisi used tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters following the arrest of opposition party leader Nika Melia on Tuesday. Another mass protest against the government of Russia-friendly oligarch Bidzina Ivanishvili has been called for Friday. The EU called for "maximum restraint and responsibility" by both sides on Tuesday. "Georgia has moved backward on its path toward ... the Euro-Atlantic family," the US said.

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Green Deal

EU sets out plan to mitigate 'unavoidable' climate events

Extreme climate-related events cost the EU's economy €12bn annually. Brussels aims to reduce the so-called climate protection gap - the difference between insurance protection and total losses - which is widening due to more frequent extreme weather events.

Opinion

Questions for Germany on EU's Russia strategy

Suspension or cancellation of Nord Stream 2 does not call for a drawn-out search for unanimity by the EU's foreign ministers, nor complex ratification procedures in the European Parliament or member states' parliaments, write three former EU prime ministers.

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