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27th Jan 2022

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France and Germany want to curb migrant inflow

Interior ministers from France and Germany, in a joint-letter to the European commission, said the number of migrants entering the EU must be reduced. Both back a stronger Frontex, the EU's border agency. The commission is set to announce a new European border and coast guard agency on 15 December.

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Opinion

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

Europe is green, humane and has defeated populism. These are common views among the EU chattering classes. But they often seem more reflexive than reflective, and some of them amount to shibboleths.

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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