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No more EU expulsions likely over Russia bomb attacks

EU countries are unlikely to expel any more Russian diplomats in solidarity over alleged Russian bomb attacks in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria in 2014, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said Monday after meeting foreign ministers. "Everybody agrees on the need of not continuing the escalation. That we need to look for strong support, but at the same time to try not to increase the tensions," Borrell told press.

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Opinion

Next week is time for EU to finally lead on rule of law

The EU Commission still has to prove they are ready to stand up for the rights of every citizen in the EU. Throwing the towel in would send a terrible signal to European leaders tempted to emulate Hungary and Poland.

Three-quarters of EU citizens support vaccines, survey finds

When asked how the EU handled the vaccination strategy among different institutions, respondents in Malta and Portugal tend to be most satisfied, while in France and Germany respondents are the least satisfied with the EU.

NGOs: Leaked EU biomass reform 'denial of science'

Green groups called on the European Commission to remove forest biomass from the Renewable Energy Directive, arguing that the proposal leaked this week shows a "clear denial of science" and "dangerous greenwashing".

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