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In today’s Capitals news:

BRATISLAVA

The Slovak government’s new program confirmed the intention to block certain critical EU reforms under discussion, such as on migration or foreign policy, while emphasizing “business opportunities” for Slovak companies in the reconstruction of Ukraine. Learn more.

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BERLIN

Leading German far-left EU candidate vows to fight “climate apartheid”. Migration activist Carola Rackete pledged to fight “climate apartheid” after the far-left Die Linke party officially selected her and GUE/NGL leader Martin Schirdewan as its principals on Saturday. party candidates alongside MEP Özlem Demirel in next year’s European elections. Learn more.

German farmers: Ukraine’s accession would mean the end of the European agricultural system. EU accession of agricultural powerhouse Ukraine would lead to the “death” of family farming, Germany’s farmers’ union has warned, amid growing concerns over the future direction of Ukraine’s agricultural subsidy program. the EU. Learn more.

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PARIS

France ready to admit children from Gaza to its hospitals. France will use all the resources it can mobilize to help evacuate and treat up to 50 children from Gaza in urgent need of care in its hospitals, French President Emmanuel Macron promised on Sunday. Learn more.

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VIENNA

A far-right Austrian politician has been denounced for overt racism in the regional parliament. Burgenland’s far-right leader Johann Tschürtz could be charged with sedition after reading a list of names from a primary school class in a Vienna suburb, suggesting migrants were invading the country. Learn more.


SOUTHERN EUROPE

MADRID

Podemos faces Sumar to avoid being marginalized in the new Sánchez government. The left-wing Unidas Podemos (The Left) party continued on Sunday evening to fight fiercely within the progressive Sumar platform to obtain at least the key Ministry of Equality in the new coalition government of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, which is to be announced on Monday. Learn more.

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ROME

The Italian opposition will work alongside Meloni to fight femicide. The tragic death of young Giulia Cecchettin, killed by her ex-boyfriend, has united Italy’s political parties in the fight against the growing number of femicides, with Democratic Party Secretary Elly Schlein calling on Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to work together to adopt a law on the issue. . Learn more.

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ATHENS

Polls: Greek socialists overtake the left in second place. The Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok) is currently in second place, overtaking for the first time in 11 years the main left-wing opposition party, Syriza, which is facing deep unrest, according to new polls. Learn more.


EASTERN EUROPE

WARSAW

Upcoming interview suggests Polish president doesn’t want Tusk as prime minister. “Donald Tusk will not be my Prime Minister”, is the title of an upcoming interview with Polish President Andrzej Duda for the right Sièci weekly, which will be published on Monday. Learn more.

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PRAGUE

Czech president warns democracy is in danger. President Petr Pavel warned of the need to protect democracy and its erosion in countries like the United Kingdom and the United States during the 34th Friday, the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution – the event that led to the end of communist rule in the Czech Republic and its transition to a democratic country. Learn more.


NEWS FROM THE BALKANS

WESTERN BALKANS

NATO chief begins Western Balkans tour. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Sarajevo on Sunday, beginning a mini-tour of four Western Balkan countries, three of which are not members of the military alliance and are considered to pose potential risks to security. Learn more.

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SOFIA

Bulgarian government doubts it will collect gasoline taxes from Putin. The government has decided to remove from the 2024 state budget the estimated revenue of 1.2 billion euros from the new tax on the transfer of Russian gas, because the ruling majority doubts that this money can be obtained, a Finance Minister Asen Vasilev said on Sunday. Learn more.

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BUCHAREST

The ALDE vice-president becomes the first candidate on the USR list for the next European elections. Former head of the Save Romania Union (USR) and current ALDE vice-president Dan Barna will open the list of candidates for the 2024 European elections, said USR vice-president Claudiu Nasui. Prime TV SATURDAY. Learn more.

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BELGRADE

Serbian government to hold meeting with farmers amid strikes. The government has summoned the farmers – who have been protesting their unmet demands from the Agriculture Ministry since May – to a meeting on Monday to discuss solutions. Learn more.

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SARAJEVO

Bosnia will have to meet EU conditions by the end of the year to open accession negotiations, the President of the Council of Ministers said. Bosnia and Herzegovina intends to fulfill the conditions set by the European Commission to open accession negotiations before the end of the year, said the President of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Borjana Krišto, during an exclusive interview with Euractiv. Learn more.


AGENDA:

  • EU: Agriculture and Fisheries Council meets to discuss the EU’s Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas (LTVRA), New Genomic Techniques (NGT) and much more;
  • The Council of the European Economic Area (EEA) is holding its 57th meeting to hold a policy debate on economic security. A political dialogue with EEA and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states is also expected on Israel/Palestine and Russia/Ukraine;
  • Informal video conference of foreign ministers to discuss the situation in the Middle East in the Gaza Strip in Israel; The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, is expected to join us;
  • Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends the G20 Compact with Africa conference hosted by Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Olaf Scholz in Berlin;
  • Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Bjarni Benediktsson, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Espen Barth Eide; Delivers a keynote speech at European Hydrogen Week;
  • The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, meets with Jordanian King Abdullah II, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi;
  • Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders attends the United for Justice conference in Toronto, Canada;
  • Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides delivers a keynote speech at an ECDC event on European Antibiotic Awareness Day; Delivers keynote speech at the Global Health Policy Forum;
  • France: Visit of the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luminița Odobescu;
  • United Kingdom: World Summit on Food Security;
  • Poland: Visit of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto;
  • Kosovo: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on an official visit;

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(Edited by Sarantis Michalopoulos, Daniel Eck, Alice Taylor, Sofia Stuart Leeson, Sofia Mandilara)

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