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Opinion on Ukraine’s EU candidate status could be delivered next week

Kiev, Ukraine | Xinhua |  European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said here Saturday that the commission will finalize the assessment on granting Ukraine European Union (EU) candidate status by the end of next week, the Ukrinform news agency reported. “The European Commission is currently preparing its recommendations — …

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EU agrees on common charger for mobile devices by 2024

USB Type-C will become the common charging port for all mobile phones, tablets and cameras in the EU Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | Chargers will be harmonized for small and medium-sized portable electronic devices by 2024 in the European Union (EU), negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council agreed on …

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Hungary’s Orban receives exemption from EU oil embargo on Russia

Budapest, Hungary | Xinhua | The European Commission’s proposal to ban the use of oil from Russia in Hungary was rejected, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said early on Tuesday. The Commission’s proposal was “tantamount to dropping a nuclear bomb on Hungary’s economy, but we successfully avoided it,” Orban said in …

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Scholz says no shortcuts to Ukraine’s EU membership bid

  Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday that there would be no shortcuts to Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union (EU). The European Commission is expected to complete its initial assessment of Ukraine’s EU membership application by the end of June, Scholz said in …

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Oil prices rise as supply concerns persist

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | Oil prices advanced on Friday as concerns over tighter supplies remain on the market. The West Texas Intermediate for June delivery added 4.36 U.S. dollars, or 4.1 percent, to settle at 110.49 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for July …

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Macron proposes “European political community”

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | French President Emmanuel Macron believes that a “European political community” should be built that would be broader than the European Union (EU) and would include non-EU nations. He outlined his vision in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Monday. “How should we organize …

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