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Italy-Maribor charter flights cancelled due to low demand, report says

Maribor – It seems that Maribor Airport will be deserted again in the summer months as charter flights from Italy’s Bolzano, Pisa and Naples have been cancelled over a lack of interest from Italian tourists also due to growing Covid concerns in Italy, the newspaper Večer reported on Thursday.

Boris Johnson calls on NATO Allies to Increase Military Spending

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call on his NATO allies at the Madrid summit to increase their defense spending in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, his cabinet said.

After Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, NATO member states pledged to spend at least 2.0% of their gross domestic product on defense by 2024 to ensure the alliance's combat readiness.

EU to Ban the Sale of Petrol and Diesel Cars by 2035

EU countries have reached agreements on proposed laws to combat climate change on Wednesday night. They backed the phasing out of new fossil fuel-powered cars by 2035 and the creation of a multi-billion-euro fund to protect poorer citizens from spending on products that produce carbon dioxide, Reuters reported.

Biden left the summit

Biden was supposed to speak today at the final session of the G7 leaders' meeting in the German castle of Elmau, in the Bavarian Alps, before he flew to Munich by helicopter, and from there it was planned to take a presidential plane to Madrid for the NATO Summit.

Drought-hit Milan to close fountains

The mayor of Milan on June 25 announced the northern Italian city's fountains would be switched off as part of water restrictions imposed due to a drought.

Beppe Sala announced the measures the day after the wider Lombardy region declared a state of emergency to last until Sept. 30, directing mayors to curtail non-essential water use.

Türkiye favorite pick for Euro 2032: UEFA president

Türkiye is the favorite candidate to host Euro 2032 tournament, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has said while talking about Italy's candidacy.

"Türkiye is a big competitor for Euro 2032 and is currently the favorite over Italy," Ceferin said while speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, one of Italy's leading sports newspapers.

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