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Slovak PM says Ukraine not 'the good guy'

Slovak PM Robert Fico told the Reuters news agency on Saturday that Ukraine is "even less" in compliance with the Minsk ceasefire accord than Russia. "With the Minsk agreement, it is necessary to take stock. It is not true that Ukraine is the good guy and Russia is the bad guy," he said. Ukraine denies this. EU sanctions on Russia, to be discussed in October, are tied to Minsk compliance.

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Consultancies pocketing EU millions prompts MEP grilling

The European Commission spent €542.4m between 2016 and 2020 for studies written by external private contractors. The findings are part of a larger probe into how large consultancies are increasingly landing lucrative contracts, amid questions on possible conflicts of interest.

Researchers slam EU safety review of glyphosate

EU authorisation of glyphosate is set to be renewed next year. It has now received an initial positive safety review - which researchers say is based on a faulty industry-led study.

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