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EU environment ministers agree CO2 goal for trucks

EU environment ministers agreed in Brussels on Thursday with the proposal from the European Commission that as of 2025, new trucks and buses should emit 15 percent less CO2 compared with 2019. They also said a 30 percent reduction target by 2030 should be binding, while the commission only proposed an "indicative" target. The European Parliament wants a 20 percent reduction by 2025. Negotiations can now begin.

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Belgium's EU commission hopeful in free press row

Didier Reynders, Belgium's EU commissioner hopeful and foreign minister backed bill that could sentence whistle-blowers to five years in prison and fine journalists up to €5,000.

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The EU committee's great 'per diem' charade

Around 30 members of European Economic Social Committee, who live and work primarily in Brussels or nearby, have claimed €1.47m in a 'daily subsistence' allowance from European taxpayers to cover accommodation, food and local transport for meetings held in Brussels.

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Trump to meet Greenland leader in Denmark

Donald Trump is to meet Greenland leader Kim Kielsen while in Denmark next month, amid global attention prompted by Trump's offer to buy the vast island.

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