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Latvia criticises Macron and Scholz phone calls with Putin

Latvian prime minister Krisjanis Karins said Tuesday he does not see the point of talking to Russian president Vladimir Putin after French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Olaf Scholz held another phone call with the Russian leader. "I don't see the point of talking with someone who is committing genocide in a neighbouring country. Putin will talk when he feels that he is losing," Karins told Bloomberg.

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Bulgaria's target date for joining the eurozone, 1 January 2024, seems elusive. The collapse of Kiril Petkov's government, likely fresh elections, with populists trying to score cheap points against the 'diktat of the eurocrats', might well delay accession.

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