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Cuba and the European Union reaffirm willingness to expand interparliamentary ties


Esteban Lazo Hernández, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power, and the deputy to the European Parliament, Massimiliano Smeriglio, ratified today in Havana the will to expand and strengthen inter-parliamentary relations. As reported by the Parliament on Twitter, the head of the Assembly exchanged with the MEP at the headquarters of the National Capitol as part of the work agenda of the Italian politician and writer. The MEP, a member of the Democratic Party in Italy, toured rooms of interest in the Capitol along with the delegation that accompanies him.

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Putin reveals details about the explosions in the Nord Stream gas pipelines: It was without a doubt terrorism


The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, revealed on Monday details about the explosions in the Nord Stream gas pipelines and stated that he has no doubt that it was a terrorist act. “A 40-meter piece of pipe was ripped off, the pipes were 250 meters apart, one piece bent 90 degrees and fell into part of the North Stream; there is no doubt that it is a terrorist act,” he pointed out. Putin stressed that details of the incident had been discovered by investigators from the Russian energy company Gazprom, who were eventually admitted to the blast site.

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Inflation in the eurozone exceeds ten percent and reaches a new record


Euro zone inflation again exceeded expectations this month and hit a new record high, pointing to further interest rate hikes by the European Central Bank. Consumer price growth in the 19 countries that share the European currency accelerated to 10.7% in October from 9.9% the previous month, Eurostat data showed on Monday. This increase would be driven by an astronomical 41.9% growth in energy costs, compared to last year, according to the EU statistical office.

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NATO describes the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline system as an act of sabotage


“The damage suffered by the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in international waters of the Baltic Sea is very worrying. All currently available information indicates that it is the result of deliberate, reckless and irresponsible acts of sabotage,” reads the bloc’s statement. military. The alliance pointed out risks to navigation and considerable environmental damage as a result of the act.

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European Commission announces more sanctions against Russia, including an oil price cap


The European Commission proposed on Wednesday the eighth package of sanctions against Russia, which includes a cap on Russian oil, new import bans on Russian products and a ban on EU citizens from holding positions as senior executives in companies. public of the Eurasian country. The new import bans on Russian goods, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, will deprive Moscow of an additional €7 billion ($6.7 billion) in revenue.

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Another one of the blockade: the United States forces European passport holders who visit Cuba to request a visa from that country


Europeans and Cubans with dual nationality who have traveled to Cuba must apply for an entry visa before visiting the United States, according to the provisions of the Government of that country. Citizens of the European Union are usually exempt from a visa and only need an entry permit that they can request at line in the portal of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA, for its acronym in English).

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Thousands of people in Europe protest energy crisis due to sanctions against Russia


Thousands of people in various cities of the old continent took to the streets to reject the energy crisis caused by the sanctions against Russia. And it is that Europeans seem unwilling to pay for the geopolitical decisions of their leaders. More than 32,000 Austrian citizens marched against rising prices for fuel, electricity and food. Meanwhile, the French and Italians also spoke out against the negative effect of the restrictions.

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Drought in Europe leaves shocking images of its famous rivers without water


The consequences of the historical drought go far beyond a sad picture and all of Europe suffers its consequences: dozens of ships remain anchored, as in the Danube, because there is not enough draft to navigate. Gigantic sandbanks also slow down river trade in sections of the Rhine, where coal freighters go to a third of their capacity, generating huge losses for companies. Cruise ships and tourist barges are also not allowed to operate on some rivers such as the Loire where today you can cross walking from side to side.

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Cuba participates in a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council


The member of the Political Bureau and Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, Manuel Marrero Cruz, participated virtually in the session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, which took place in the city of Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, on August 25 and 26 . In his speech before the prime ministers and heads of delegations of the member states and observers of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Cuban Head of Government ratified the political will to deepen relations with the nations of the Union.

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US adds popular Cuban debit card to restricted list

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Cubans living in several European countries will hold a virtual meeting in October to support the island, amid an escalation of hostility from the United States, organizers of the forum announced today. Speaking to Prensa Latina, the president of the Association of Cuban Residents in Germany, José Conde, specified that the event will be launched on October 10, to be held on October 24 with the participation of organizations and people scattered throughout the old continent.