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Russia investigates legality of Baltic states' independence

Russia's prosecutor general is investigating whether it was legal, in constitutional terms, for the USSR's State Council to recognise the independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in 1991, Interfax reports. The prosecutor recently said the USSR's transfer of Crimea to Ukraine, 1954, was illegal.

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Why EU beats US on green pandemic recovery

The United States recovery focused on a number of important issues, including unemployment benefits and funding for health care providers, but lacked any programs directed towards addressing pollution, renewable energy industries, and clean technology improvements.

EU: Hong Kong election delay undermines democracy

The EU demands Hong Kong reverse decision to postpone Legislative Council elections by one year, as western powers suspend extradition treaties with the global financial hub given China's controversial national security laws.

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Why hydrogen is no magic solution for EU Green Deal

Why is the EU Commission promoting a lose-lose (pay more, get less) strategy rather than the straightforward use of green electricity, where it will deliver bigger CO2-reductions and for less money?

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