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23rd May 2022

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Germany 'much closer' to ending Russian oil dependence

German economy minister Robert Habeck said it can end its dependence on Russian oil within days, after previously saying it would take till the end of the year. He made the announcement on Tuesday after meeting his Polish counterpart Anna Moskwa in Warsaw. "A problem that seemed very big a few weeks ago is now a lot smaller. Germany has got much closer to independence from Russian oil," he said.

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Opinion

Are Orban's Covid powers now the 'new normal' in Hungary?

As the world continues to seek productive ways to provide assistance to the beleaguered citizens of Ukraine, the Hungarian government is now using the humanitarian crisis to further its own authoritarian ambitions.

MEPs boycott trip after Israeli snub

Last-minute Israeli blacklistings and red lines have prompted MEPs to call off an official trip, posing the question if Israel can belittle the EU Parliament with impunity.

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.

Agenda

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.

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