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22nd Aug 2018

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Observers say Hungary election competition undermined

OSCE election observers monitoring Hungary's vote on Sunday said in a report that the election was characterised by "pervasive overlap between state and ruling party resources, undermining contestants' ability to compete on an equal basis". The report said that the "intimidating and xenophobic rhetoric, media bias and opaque campaign financing constricted the space for genuine political debate, hindering voters' ability to make a fully-informed choice."

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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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