Energy treaty ‘risks undermining EU’s green new deal’

Calls for ECT to be scrapped to stop fossil fuel firms using it to take governments to court The international energy treaty that threatens Labour’s energy nationalisation plans may also risk undermining the EU’s green new deal, according to Friends of…

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Europe is squeezed between a hungry China and surly US | Simon Tisdall

With Merkel on the way out, who can keep the union intact as Beijing’s influence grows and the White House’s hostility rises?The idea of Xi Jinping as a modern-day Odysseus seems a little far-fetched. But China’s globetrotting president proved a match …

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Europe is squeezed between a hungry China and surly US | Simon Tisdall

With Merkel on the way out, who can keep the union intact as Beijing’s influence grows and the White House’s hostility rises?The idea of Xi Jinping as a modern-day Odysseus seems a little far-fetched. But China’s globetrotting president proved a match …

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Fossil fuel big five ‘spent €251m lobbying EU’ since 2010

Report comes amid calls for set up of firewall to protect politics from industry influenceThe five biggest oil and gas companies, and their industry groups, have spent at least €251m (£217m) lobbying the European Union over climate policies since 2010,…

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Margrethe Vestager gets second term in EU competition job

Dane has won renown for taking on tech firms, upsetting Donald Trump in the processMargrethe Vestager, the high-flying Danish politician who has taken on Apple, Amazon and Google, will stay in charge of Europe’s competition rules and take charge of EU …

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UK facing EU outrage over ‘timebomb’ of North Sea oil rigs

Germany leads complaint against plan to leave polluted remains of Shell rigs in placeThe British government is facing growing outrage from the European commission and five EU member states over its plans to leave some decommissioned oil rigs in the Nor…

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