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German development minister understands India’s wheat export ban - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 15:28
India restricting its wheat exports amid the tense global market situation is understandable due to the prevailing drought in the country, German Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Svenja Schulze said. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Campaigners hail ‘historic breakthrough’ on revised EU biomass rules - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 15:03
Environmental groups claimed victory earlier this week after the European Parliament's environment committee voted on new rules clarifying what can be counted as "sustainable biomass" under the revised renewable energy directive. Others were more cautious though, saying the battle is far from over.
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Press release - Rule of law in Malta: MEPs travel to Valletta to take stock of developments

European Parliament (News) - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 14:13
On 23-25 May, six MEPs of the Civil Liberties Committee will assess progress in the investigations, trials, and reforms that followed the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

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Commission aligning EU’s position ahead of world health assembly - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:55
In the run-up to the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly starting on Sunday (22 May), the European Commission aims to align member state positions and ensure the EU-wide agreements are translated into WHO policies.
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Debate: Famine: how dependent is the world on the Kremlin? - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:17
Hunger levels around the world have reached a new high. The number of people facing severe food insecurity has risen from 135 to 276 million in just two years, according to the UN. The war in Ukraine has escalated the situation, in part because Russia is blocking grain exports. The Kremlin has a powerful weapon in its hands, Europe's press notes with dismay, and casts about for solutions.
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Debate: Brussels' plan for energy independence - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:17
The EU Commission on Wednesday presented its RepowerEU plan, which aims to reduce dependence on Russian energy and accelerate the green transition. The EU plans to invest up to 300 billion euros in the form of loans and grants in the initiative. Massive investments, energy savings and a joint procurement mechanism similar to that for vaccines are also in the pipeline. An inspired project for the future or too much too fast?
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Debate: Should neutral states remain neutral? - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:17
The Nato accession applications of Sweden and Finland have also reignited the debate about neutrality in non-aligned Switzerland and Austria. Seventy-five percent of Austrians still reject Nato membership, according to a survey put out by Austria's Institute for Public Opinion and Data Analysis. Commentators see the need for more debate.
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Debate: Nato accessions: how to overcome Ankara's blockade? - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:17
Turkey is blocking Finland and Sweden's bid to join Nato saying it cannot agree to the admission of countries that tolerate terrorist organisations like the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and have imposed sanctions against Turkey. Sweden has refused to supply Turkey with weapons since 2019 because of its military operations in Syria. Europe's press seeks solutions.
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