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29th Feb 2024

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Hungary greenlights two new Russian-built nuclear reactors

Hungary has granted licences for Russia's Rosatom to build two new reactors at its Paks nuclear power plant, reports Reuters. The Hungarian Nuclear Energy Authority on Thursday said the existing Russian-built 2-gigawatt plant at Paks can be expanded with two new reactors. Critics say Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban has been cosying up to Russia's president Vladimir Putin even as Russia wages a war in Ukraine.

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Right of Reply: The EU-ACP Samoa agreement

Portuguese S&D MEP Carlos Zorrinho, chair of the delegation to the OACPS-EU joint parliamentary assembly, responds to EUobserver's piece Energy and minerals disputes overshadow new EU-ACP pact.

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The macabre saga of Navalny's corpse

With Alexei Navalny's funeral in Moscow on Friday, Vladimir Putin's regime haven't just insulted his mother and widow with their treatment of his corpse — they've breached international treaties and conventions.

Belgium braces for Flemish far-right gains, deadlock looms

Recent polling puts the Flemish nationalist parties, the right-wing N-VA and far-right Vlaams Belang at a combined majority in the Flemish parliament, leading to fears about a far-right government take-over — even sparking worries about the future of Belgium itself.

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