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EU should speed up climate reforms to become energy independent: Von Der Leyen

Brussels, Oct 7 (UNI/Sputnik) The Green Deal policy, aimed at making Europe climate neutral, and renewables are the solution to the problem with growing gas prices, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday, stressing that the European Union should speed up the climate reforms.
"We have to speed up our work on the European Green Deal to become energy independent ... Wholesale gas prices have almost doubled compared to one year ago, by contrast renewables have remained stable, they have even decreased in recent years.
"The long-term European Green Deal and renewables are the solution to rising electricity prices," von der Leyen said at the EU Sustainable Investment Summit.
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US jobless claims at 222,000 vs estimated 240,000 for week ending November 27

02 Dec 2021 | 9:24 PM

Washington, Dec 2 (UNI/Sputnik) US jobless claims came in at 222,000 for last week, some 28,000 above the previous week’s pandemic low, as the employment market appeared to consolidate after a stretch of dynamic recovery, Labor Department data showed Thursday.

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US Astronauts performing spacewalk to replace antenna system: NASA

02 Dec 2021 | 9:24 PM

Washington, Dec 2 (UNI/Sputnik) American astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron are performing a spacewalk on Thursday to replace an antenna system, NASA said.

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Twitter removes 3,500 ‘state-backed’ accounts from China, Russia, Venezuela

02 Dec 2021 | 9:23 PM

Washington, Dec 2 (UNI/Sputnik) Twitter said on Thursday that it has deleted almost 3,500 "state-linked" accounts from China, Mexico, Russia, Venezuela and several other countries.

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EU condemns premature appointment of four Georgian supreme court judges: Commission

02 Dec 2021 | 9:23 PM

Brussels, Dec 2 (UNI/Sputnik) The European Union has condemned the decision of the Georgian parliament to appoint four supreme court judges in contradiction of the ambitious spirit of planned judicial reforms, calling such a decision premature and not in line with the recommendations of the OSCE and the Council of Europe's Venice Commission, the European Commission's lead spokesman for the external affairs, Peter Stano, said on Thursday.

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German authorities tighten Covid restrictions for unvaccinated persons: Merkel

02 Dec 2021 | 9:23 PM

Berlin, Dec 2 (UNI/Sputnik) The German authorities agreed to toughen restrictive measures throughout the country, access to cultural events and retail stores, with the exception of food stores, will be only for those vaccinated or those recovered from Covid 19, acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

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