2nd Dec 2023


Syngenta takes EU to court over bee pesticides

Agrichemicals company Syngenta has submitted a legal challenge to the European Commission's decision to ban Thiamethoxam on crops pollinated by bees, the firm said Tuesday. Thiamethoxam was one of three pesticides banned for two years by the Commission in April over fears they caused a sharp decline in bee numbers.

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Brussels denies having no 'concern' on Spain's amnesty law

The Spanish government remains secretive about its negotiations with pro-independence Catalans, but claims the EU Commission has "zero concerns" about their proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. The EU executive denies that.


Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

Discussion of the biggest existential threat humanity has ever faced is barely mentioned on billboards or signage in Dubai — yet visitors are made aware quite quickly that t world rugby sevens tournament is imminent.

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