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27th Jun 2022

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Finland ready if attacked by Russia

Finnish armed forces chief general general Timo Kivinen has said his country was ready to defend itself if attacked by Russia. "Finland has maintained a high level of military preparedness since the second world war, having fought two wars in the 1940s against its eastern neighbour," he told Finnish media Wednesday. "We have systematically developed our military defence precisely for this type of warfare that is being waged [in Ukraine]".

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Expect Czech EU presidency to downgrade V4 priorities

The Czech Republic is already in the throes of an extremely difficult period — several waves of Covid, high inflation, energy fears, an influx of Ukrainian refugees and a Prague corruption scandal. Now it has the EU presidency.

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G7, Nato, gas anxiety and Ukraine top This WEEK

EU energy ministers and environment ministers are expected to reach common positions on different aspects of the Fit for 55 package — as the continent is increasingly worried about energy prices and future supplies.

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