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Spain's PM Rajoy launches re-election bid

Spain's conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced on Monday he will seek re-election in November's general election. On Tuesday 600 officials from his ailing governing Popular Party (PP) will meet in Madrid to improve party morale and win back support ahead of local and regional elections on 24 May.

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Hawkish ECB rate-rise 'puts energy transition at risk'

The European Central Bank raised interest rates by another 0.5 percent to a 14-year high, and expects to hike rates by another half percent in March. But what does that mean for the green transition?

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MEPs push for greater powers for workers' councils

European Works Councils can play a key role for workers and their unions to bargain effectively — but what are they, why have they been neutered, and why is big business objecting to greater powers?

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