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21st Aug 2018

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EU calls for 'permanent' exemption from US tariffs

EU leaders on Friday (23 March) called for a "permanent" exemption from US tariffs on steel and aluminium, after the Trump administration granted an exemption until 1 May. They said they "regret" the US decision and "strongly support" the EU Commission's efforts to protect EU interests, including by taking countermeasures on US imports and challenging the tariffs at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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EU-China cooperation on CO2 storage lost in limbo

A long-standing cooperation between the EU and China on carbon capture and storage has fallen off the political agenda – with the European Commission not having any comment available when asked for an update.

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Greece exits bailouts, but difficult path ahead

"Greece's recovery is not an event, it is a process," EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici says. Statistics, and differences of views between the country's creditors, show that the process will not be easy.

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