Sunday

20th Aug 2017

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Poland casts doubt on climate deal

Poland said it would ratify the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions only if it takes into account "the specificity of the Polish economy". In a letter to his EU counterparts seen by Reuters, Polish environment minister Jan Szyszko said "hard coal and lignite is the foundation of Poland's economy and sustainable development". Ministers meet on Friday in an effort to speed up EU's ratification of the agreement.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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