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9th Feb 2023

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Nearly half of 'fixed' Dieselgate cars show problems

According to a survey conducted by consumer organisations in Belgium, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, some 45 percent of owners of a Volkswagen Group diesel car who have had the emissions cheating software removed, experienced negative changes. Of those encountering problems, 55 percent said their car had a higher fuel consumption after the update. One-third of the 10,500 surveyed consumers said they had ignored the recall after the Dieselgate scandal.

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Eight EU states press for more Turkey-style migrant swap deals

A joint letter from Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Slovakia seeks to create more Turkey-like migrant swap deals. But a pending Greek case at the European Court of Justice may complicate those plans.

Opinion

EU buries head deeper in sand over Israel's apartheid

While every European diplomat knows that a return to the "status quo" means maintaining the daily oppression, humiliation and anguish that comes with living under apartheid, the EU continues to acquiesce to a situation that gets worse by the day.

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Why Europe's interminable compromises are a virtue

All member states complain about European compromises, each for their own reasons. Nevertheless, these decisions tend to be robust precisely because there is enough in them for everybody. And nobody wants to start negotiating all over again for another deal.

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