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Europe’s #Green Energy Mix Competitiveness in the Refining Sector

Europe’s #Green Energy Mix Competitiveness in the Refining Sector

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP-23) opened in Bonn on November 6. The event’s agenda is focused on the EU climate program implementation performance assessment and the issues of the energy transit long-term finance. The Paris Agreement was adopted two years ago at the COP-21 meeting providing for the gradual reduction of C02 emissions. More […]

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As the EU dithers, democracy for #Liberia hangs in the balance

As the EU dithers, democracy for #Liberia hangs in the balance

| November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the aftermath of the October 10 presidential elections, Liberia’s democracy is being put to the test. Outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is facing accusations from within the ranks of her own Unity Party (UP) of having meddled in the elections, accusations that led Liberia’s Supreme Court on November 6th to issue a temporary injunction […]

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#Paradise Papers: New revelations pile pressure on EU #anti-money laundering negotiations

#Paradise Papers: New revelations pile pressure on EU #anti-money laundering negotiations

| November 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today’s leak from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) piles huge pressure on the EU to finally crack down on corporate secrecy, corruption and money laundering ahead of crucial negotiations in Brussels next week, said Global Witness. The leak comes from Appleby, a major offshore law firm based in Bermuda. Over half of its offices are based in EU tax havens. […]

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Cross-channel trade continues to grow despite #Brexit fears

Cross-channel trade continues to grow despite #Brexit fears

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK government’s recent initiative to maintain the free flow of goods to mainland Europe has been welcomed by DFDS, the leading cross-channel ferry operator.Britain says that despite the currently stalled and sometimes bitter Brexit negotiations, trade links will be maintained by continuing current flexible customs control between the UK and the EU. There have […]

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#EFSA and #ECHA get a tough lesson on the law of the news cycle

#EFSA and #ECHA get a tough lesson on the law of the news cycle

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s safe to say the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) aren’t used to making international headlines. But lately, the EU’s ongoing debate over whether to renew the license for glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world’s most commonly used herbicide, has put them in an uncomfortable spotlight. The controversy over […]

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Construction of #Belarus nuclear power plant: Security and public acceptance ‘top priority’

Construction of #Belarus nuclear power plant: Security and public acceptance ‘top priority’

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Journalists of Belarusian and foreign media visited the first Belarusian nuclear power plant which is being constructed near the town of Ostrovets (Grodno oblast). The event was held in the framework of the XXII Belarusian Energy and Ecology forum, which took place in Minsk from 10-13 October. During the visit, the journalists got acquainted with […]

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#Tobacco ‘Track and Trace’: When the fox is guarding the hen house

#Tobacco ‘Track and Trace’: When the fox is guarding the hen house

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

When the European Commission (EC) published its final draft proposal on a cigarette track and trace (T&T) system, it was quickly criticized for leaving a backdoor for the tobacco industry. The EC sternly rejected the criticism, but condemnation continues to come in from all sides. The locus of the fiercest opprobrium is the fact that […]

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