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MEPs agree to end seasonal clock-change in 2021

MEPs of the transport and tourism committee on Monday backed a Commission proposal to end the automatic seasonal time change in 2021, allowing member states to choose between winter or summer time. EU countries have been obliged since 2001 to switch to summertime on the last Sunday of March and to switch back to wintertime on the last Sunday of October. There are currently three standard time-zones in the EU.

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Hawkish ECB rate-rise 'puts energy transition at risk'

The European Central Bank raised interest rates by another 0.5 percent to a 14-year high, and expects to hike rates by another half percent in March. But what does that mean for the green transition?

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MEPs push for greater powers for workers' councils

European Works Councils can play a key role for workers and their unions to bargain effectively — but what are they, why have they been neutered, and why is big business objecting to greater powers?

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