France’s parliament has passed into law a ban on producing oil and gas by 2040, a mostly symbolic gesture as the country is 99% dependent on hydrocarbon imports. In the vote, held by show of hands, only the rightwing Republicans party opposed, while leftwing lawmakers abstained.
A legal analysis of whether to publish a report by the European Anti-Fraud Office (Olaf) about suspected EU subsidy fraud in the Capi hnizdo case is being conducted by the Czech finance ministry. The case implicates Prime Minister Andrej Babis.
The European Union is taking steps towards a fundamental overhaul of its Common Agricultural Policy, that is, a policy that accounts for over 40% of its annual budget and is mostly devoted to direct payments to farmers.
Many Muscovites celebrate winter with a visit to the world’s biggest ice rink, a refurbished Cold War relic in a park dedicated to Soviet achievements that was created in the 1930s.
Chaotic roads, bad weather and reckless habits make the Russian capital one of the worst to drive, and its quest to build an autonomous car uniquely challenging In certain sunny climes, self-driving cars are multiplying.
In his televised New Year’s speech, French President Emmanuel Macron promised to push through economic and political changes in France. This was his first year-end address following his election victory in May.
Meanwhile – frustrated particularly with what is seen as a lack of solidarity by the V4 countries on migration – some in the EU have suggested that it is time for core member states to move ahead with integration and leave reluctant member states behind.
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