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Press release - Ukraine: MEPs want a special international tribunal for crimes of aggression

The special international tribunal should investigate Russian leaders and military commanders and their allies for the crime of aggression against Ukraine.
Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Press release - Rule of Law: MEPs critical of Commission’s annual report, suggest improvements

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:48
Parliament says Commission’s assessment of the rule of law in the EU is useful but has significant room for improvement.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

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Press release - MEPs: All EU sanctions against Russia must apply to Belarus

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:48
MEPs strongly condemn the support that the Belarusian regime under dictator Aliaksandr Lukashenka has provided to Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine. 
Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Press release - MEPs: All EU sanctions against Russia must apply to Belarus

MEPs strongly condemn the support that the Belarusian regime under dictator Aliaksandr Lukashenka has provided to Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine. 
Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Press release - Global minimum corporate tax rate: MEPs push for quick adoption

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:44
On Thursday, MEPs approved a Commission proposal implementing the recent international agreement on a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15%.
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Subcommittee on Tax Matters

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Four-day work week: How competitive is mental health?

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:44
The Brussels economic policy crowd seems to be positively inclined towards the idea of a four day work week if a recent debate at the Brussels Economic Forum is anything to go by.
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Trust in carbon market ‘undermined’ by EU’s Russia plans, analysts warn

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:35
Analysts have slammed European Commission plans to raise €20 billion from the EU’s carbon market stability reserve as a way of financing a €300-billion effort to wean Europe off Russian fossil fuels.
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Farming sector cautious about using CAP funds to drop Russian energy imports

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:34
Europe's farming community gave a lukewarm reception to the possibility, suggested by the European Commission, of transferring up to €7.5 billion from the EU’s farming subsidies to the support measures aimed at overcoming dependence on Russian fossil fuels.
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Press release - Parliament endorses Eurojust’s new powers to support war crime investigations

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:21
MEPs greenlit new rules that will allow Eurojust to safely store and analyse evidence related to war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

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Article - Press freedom: the European Parliament in support of journalists

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:21
Press freedom is under pressure in the EU and across the world. Find out how the European Parliament supports the work of journalists.

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Press release - MEPs approve suspension of EU duties on all Ukrainian exports

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:17
On Thursday, Parliament backed a one-year suspension of EU import duties on all Ukrainian exports, to support the country’s economy.
Committee on International Trade

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Press release - Deal on EU plans to restock gas reserves before winter

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 11:59
The draft legislation aims to refill Europe’s strategic gas reserves more quickly, so that households and businesses have enough gas for the next heating season.
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

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Energy industry’s cybersecurity awareness rises, defence lags

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 10:00
Representatives of the frequently targeted energy industry are more concerned about the risk of cyber attacks than before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a new DNV report found. Apprehension also increased regarding insufficient investments and activities of their organisations.
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Lawmakers vote to end free CO2 pollution permits by 2030

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 09:16
Lawmakers in the European Parliament’s environment committee agreed a major overhaul of the EU’s carbon market on Tuesday (17 May), including ditching free permits to pollute by 2030 and expanding the EU's carbon pricing scheme to the maritime sector.
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Most automakers fall short on climate goals: report

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 08:42
Only two of the world's 12 top automakers plan to make enough electric vehicles by 2030 to stay in step with Paris Agreement climate goals, experts said Wednesday (18 May).
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Press release - EP TODAY

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 08:23
Thursday, 19 May

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EU’s ‘solidarity lanes’ will not ‘significantly’ help Ukraine export, says Ukrainian MP

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 08:05
The recently announced EU measures to help Ukraine export grain despite the Russian blockade of its seaports are not enough as they will be mostly based on the country's obsolete railways, a Ukrainian lawmaker has told the European Parliament.
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Russia uses new laser weapons in Ukraine, Zelenskyy mocks ‘wonder weapon’

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 07:53
Russia on Wednesday (18 May) said it was using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to burn up drones, deploying some of Moscow's secret weapons to counter a flood of Western arms.
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Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Belgium sign €135 billion offshore wind pact

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 07:42
Heads of government from the North Sea countries gathered in Esbjerg to sign a cooperation agreement on offshore wind development and “green” hydrogen. They will target at least 65 GW by 2030 and 150 GW by 2050.
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Borrell: Togo attack ‘shows terrorism is spreading’

Euractiv.com - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 07:34
Around 15 assailants were killed during a "terrorist" attack last week in the north of Togo that also left eight soldiers dead, a minister said Wednesday (18 May).
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