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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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German spies to monitor far-right AfD party

Germany's domestic spy agency, the BfV, is to start monitoring the far-right AfD party in a move endorsed by the government, but decried as a witch-hunt by the party's leaders.

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On Morocco, will the EU ignore its own court?

If the European parliament votes in favour of the new Morocco agreement without knowing that it complies with the European Court of Justice judgement, how can it demand that other countries respect international law and their own courts?

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