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22nd Oct 2018

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MEPs support fast-track status for fossil fuel projects

Members of the European Parliament once again gave indirect support to giving fast-track status to a list of energy projects which include fossil fuel projects. An attempt to veto the so-called 'Projects of Common Interest' (PCI) list failed on Wednesday, with only 177 MEPs supporting a veto, and 485 rejecting it. A previous veto attempt in the parliament's energy committee by MEPs concerned about climate change also failed.

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Opinion

Dodgy regime lobbying is below the EU's radar

In Brussels, PR professionals and lobbying consultants are working for some of the world's most autocratic regimes. And we have no way of knowing for sure who they are, how much they are paid, or what they are up to.

Interview

Bannon's The Movement to launch with January summit

Belgian Mischael Modrikamen is working with US strategist Steve Bannon to make the new hard-right grouping 'The Movement' go global. First step: a summit in January in Brussels, and high-level talks are underway, possibly with Brazil's far-right presidential contender.

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