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Czech president apologises to Serbia for 1999 Nato bombing

Czech president Miloš Zeman apologised to Serb president Aleksandar Vučić for Nato's bombing of Serbia in 1999, when Zeman was in government after joining the Western alliance. "I'd like to personally ask the Serbian nation for forgiveness," Zeman told Vučić in Prague Tuesday. The Nato operation, which killed 500 civilians, stopped Serbia's attack on Kosovo. The pro-Russian Zeman also wants Prague to renege on its previous recognition of Kosovo's sovereignty.

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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.

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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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