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Turkey not to allow its public to ‘get poisoned,’ Erdoğan says after thermal plant veto

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 3 said Turkey will not allow toxic fumes from unfiltered thermal plants to "poison" its public and accused energy firms of not fulfilling their promises regarding the environment.

#2019PresidentialElection/Iohannis: I will get involved in creating new majority

President Klaus Iohannis has announced on Sunday evening that he will be involved in creating a new parliamentary majority. "Now, after this victory, there are many things to do, there are many things to repair. I will get involved in creating a new majority, a majority composed of the democratic parties that will lead Romania to modernization, to Europeanization, to normal Romania.

Society has moved on

The tactics used by the leftists when they were in the opposition in 2008 - or even in 2014 - may have succeeded in bringing SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras to power but appear obsolete today. Society has changed a lot in the last decade.

TAP pipeline completed; trial op starts soon

The Greek section of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) transporting natural gas from Azerbaijan to Greece, Albania, Italy and points beyond in western Europe is ready and will begin trial operations in early December.

During this so-called commissioning phase, small volumes of natural gas will go through the pipeline to ensure commercial use is safe.

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