Tuesday

21st Feb 2017

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EU ministers agree to ratify Paris climate agreement

EU ministers agreed to ratify the Paris cimate agreement on Friday. "Deal! Historic day," tweeted EU commissioner for climate and energy Miguel Arias Canete. The European Parliament is expected to vote on the agreement next week, before the EU council adopts a formal decision that will allow the EU to deposit its ratification instrument at the UN before member states complete the ratification.

Column / Crude World

Nordstream 2: Alternative pipeline facts

Arguments put forward by Nord Stream 2's Brussels lobbyist in defence of the Russian-led project are not consistent and ignore some basic facts.

News in Brief

  1. Greece agrees on new bailout reforms
  2. EU commission denies Juncker resignation rumour
  3. US "strongly committed" to cooperation with EU, says vice-president
  4. Wilders pulls out of second Dutch election TV debate
  5. Russia to recognise passports from breakaway Ukraine regions
  6. Pro-refugee marchers swarm through Barcelona
  7. Renzi seeks party's support
  8. EU probes China-funded rail project

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