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EU summons Russia ambassador for first time ever

The EU foreign service summoned Russia's ambassador to the bloc, Vladimir Chizhov, to voice its formal complaint on Monday, after Russia blacklisted the EU Parliament president and an EU commissioner on Friday. The move is the first time Chizhov, who has held his post in Brussels for 15 years, was reprimanded in this way. There were "no legal grounds" for Russia's sanctions, which were "purely political", an EU spokesman said.

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EU Parliament pays close to double market price for building

The European Parliament's Scholl building in Brussels was purchased for almost €75m, despite its estimated market value hovering between €42m and €65m. The issue has led to calls for the institution to review its building strategy, developed before the pandemic.

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In the gulags' shadow

A rift of emotions runs through Europe. While eastern European states fear the return of Russian imperialism, the average western European seems to believe that Russia still pushes back against alleged American imperialism.

EIB invests €50m in autonomous delivery robot operator

Autonomous delivery operator Starship Technologies, based in San Fransisco, has received a €50m venture loan from the European Investment Bank - but the introduction to Europe's historic and narrow streets is so far marked by a lack of impact data.

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EU eyes Indian Ocean naval adventure

Europe is preparing to boost its naval presence in the north west Indian Ocean "to uphold freedom of navigation" in the world's trade jugular.

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