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22nd May 2022

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US speaks to energy firms about EU gas cut-off scenario

The US State Department has held talks with energy firms to supply more power in the event of Russian gas-cut offs to Europe accompanying a new invasion of Ukraine, Reuters reports. "We've discussed a range of contingencies," a US source said. The talks come amid sky-high gas prices in EU markets and Russian refusals to increase supplies, in what Russia's deputy prime minister Alexander Novak blamed on poor European planning.

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Opinion

What Europe still needs to do to save its bees

On World Bee Day, it is essential to pay homage to a variety of pollinating insects crucial for our food security. A number of EU projects contribute to their sustained survival.

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Economic worries and Hungary on the spot Next WEEK

Eurozone finance ministers will discuss the economic worries with the backdrop of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, agriculture ministers are set to talk food prices, and EU affairs ministers will put Hungary on the spot in the Article 7 procedure.

MEPs urge sanctioning the likes of ex-chancellor Schröder

Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Austria's ex-foreign minister Karin Kneissl should be blacklisted if they don't step down from top Russian state-owned companies, while EU countries should sanctions Europeans who take key jobs at Russian state firms.

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