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Emissions trading system reform rubber-stamped for 2021-2030

Legislation which will govern the EU's emissions trading system (ETS) for the 2021-2030 period was formally approved by the Council of the EU on Tuesday, the last step in the legislative machine. The new rules will make pollution credits increasingly scarce, with the hope that it will give an incentive to heavy polluters to switch to greener sources of energy. The price of ETS credits has been slowly increasing recently.

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Burned cars fuel Swedish election debate

Sweden's first big party leader TV debate ahead of September elections was marked by the burning of dozen of cars in cities across the south-west of the country.

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How long can Bulgaria keep facing both East and West?

Sofia may be wearing out its welcome with Western democracies by playing both sides - seeking closer integration in Europe while cosying up to Moscow and Beijing, claiming to work towards hitting EU targets while putting its own interests first.

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