4th Dec 2023


Germany keeps EU commission in dark on Dieselgate

The European Commission is not getting information from Germany it needs to assess if it can stop a legal procedure related to Dieselgate, a commission source said Wednesday. In December 2016, the commission opened a so-called infringement procedure against Germany for not punishing Volkswagen for its emissions cheating. A German prosecutor has since fined Volkswagen €1bn, but is leaving the commission in the dark about case details.

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Brussels denies having no 'concern' on Spain's amnesty law

The Spanish government remains secretive about its negotiations with pro-independence Catalans, but claims the EU Commission has "zero concerns" about their proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. The EU executive denies that.


Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

Discussion of the biggest existential threat humanity has ever faced is barely mentioned on billboards or signage in Dubai — yet visitors are made aware quite quickly that t world rugby sevens tournament is imminent.

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