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21st Feb 2019

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Commission opens case on Qatar gas flow

The European Commission opened on Thursday an investigation into whether Qatar Petroleum is breaching EU antitrust rules by imposing territorial restrictions in its contracts with European companies. The state-owned company is the largest supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe, with around 40 percent of the EU's imports. The commission says that contract clauses restrict European importers' rights to diverting Qatari LNG to other destinations.

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Investigation

EU commission appeals Dieselgate ruling

The Court of Justice of the EU annulled legislation which relaxed toxic emission limits for cars. EU commissioner Bienkowska said the commission will appeal.

EU says Hungary's anti-Juncker campaign is fake news

The European Commission has branded the latest campaign by the Hungarian government as 'fake news', after Orban's government accused Juncker of pressing ahead with migration proposals that threaten the country's security.

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