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Council of Europe puts Turkey on watch list

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe decided Tuesday to put Turkey on its watch list until “serious concerns” about respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law “are addressed in a satisfactory manner”. The assembly’s decision was passed with 113 votes against 45 and marks the first time Turkey will be monitored since 2004. The Council has limited enforcement powers over its 47 member states.

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Hawkish ECB rate-rise 'puts energy transition at risk'

The European Central Bank raised interest rates by another 0.5 percent to a 14-year high, and expects to hike rates by another half percent in March. But what does that mean for the green transition?

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MEPs push for greater powers for workers' councils

European Works Councils can play a key role for workers and their unions to bargain effectively — but what are they, why have they been neutered, and why is big business objecting to greater powers?

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