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Austria: Greens defend abstention on Ukraine resolution in EU Parliament

Vienna/Strasbourg – After abstaining from the vote in the EU Parliament on further support for Ukraine, the head of the EU delegation of the Austrian Greens, Thomas Waitz, has defended the decision. The resolution contained two demands which in his view were “problematic” in terms of military neutrality, Waitz said on Ö1-Mittagsjournal on Saturday. The […]

Ukraine government proposes first wartime tax hikes to fund defence

Ukraine’s government proposed its first wartime hike in taxes on Thursday to raise billions of dollars in new funds for weapons and military salaries as the war with Russia nears the 29-month mark. At its weekly meeting, the government approved draft changes to its 2024 budget law, increasing defence spending by 495.3 billion hryvnias ($11.9 […]

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