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Swedish fish quota 52 percent over sustainable limit

The 2019 fishing limits for Sweden allows 52 percent more fishing than what scientists said would be sustainable, according to a new analysis of EU fish quota, published Monday. According to the New Economics Foundation, EU fisheries ministers last December set quotas for themselves in secret talks that in 55 cases were higher than the scientific advice. The United Kingdom and Ireland followed Sweden as the worst offenders.

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PiS & Fidesz claim credit for von der Leyen victory

Warsaw and Budapest are boasting about their support for von der Leyen after the german is confirmed only by a small margin of MEPs, but the illiberals should not expect the softening of rule of law scrutiny.

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Von der Leyen faces gender battle for commission posts

The first-ever female president of the European Commission wants half of her team of commissioners to consist of women. But most of the commissioners put forward by EU member states so far have been male.

EU proposes yearly rule of law 'reports'

EU states ought to undergo a yearly "Rule of Law Review Cycle" to help stop countries such as Hungary, Poland, and Romania from backsliding on EU norms, the European Commission has said.

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