France says “no” to fossil fuel extraction

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.

Read more: https://www.neweurope.eu/article/france-says-no-to-fossil-fuel-extraction/

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Czech FM to analyse whether to release OLAF report

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.

Read more: https://www.neweurope.eu/article/czech-fm-analyse-whether-release-olaf-report/