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Commission wants to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030

The European Commission proposed on September 17 to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels as a stepping stone to the 2050 climate neutrality goal. “We are doing everything in our power to keep the promise that we made to Europeans: make Europe the first climate neutral …

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Pope Francis calls for dialogue, respect for international law in the Eastern Mediterranean

Pope Francis has called for dialogue and respect for international law in the Eastern Mediterranean, as tensions between Turkey and Greece are growing in the last few weeks. Without naming any country involved in the conflict, his Holiness said he is following with concern the tensions in the region. “I appeal for constructive dialogue and …

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Denmark allows Nord Stream 2 to complete pipeline hit by US sanctions

Danish Energy Agency on July 6 gave Nord Stream 2 permission to use pipelaying vessels with anchors to complete the final stretch of the gas pipeline in Danish waters, allowing the company to restart work on the pipeline from Russia to Germany that was hit by US sanctions. Nord Stream 2 submitted a request for …

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Putin orders state of emergency over massive Siberian diesel leak

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Wednesday a state of emergency, after 20,000 tons of diesel oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle. This would mean that extra forces are going to the area to assist with the clean-up operation. The spill happened after a power plant in Norilsk collapsed on May 29 …

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