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27th Jan 2022

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Juncker under pressure to have more women commissioners

European Commissioner for culture Androulla Vassiliou on Thursday said all women commissioners in the Barroso commission are set to sign a letter addressed to future EC president Jean-Claude Juncker to make sure his upcoming team will have at least 10 female commissioners.

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Global North will be responsible for sixth mass extinction

The issue isn't that voices from the Global South simply aren't heard – they are actively muted. A recent study found less than one-percent of climate research papers were written by African authors, despite the continent being the most vulnerable.

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European shibboleths

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Greenpeace demands EU end 'ghost flights'

Pressure is mounting for the European Commission to revise rules requiring airlines to run at least 80% of booked flights to secure their airport slots, leading some to fly so-called 'ghost flights'.

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