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9th Aug 2020

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MEPs want to raise 2030 emissions cut to 55%

A majority of 306 MEPs supported an amendment Thursday which said that the EU should have a more ambitious climate goal for 2030. Instead of a cut of "at least 40%", as agreed by EU leaders in October 2014, the EU should reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55%, compared to 1990. The final text of a resolution on climate change, including the new target, was approved 369 to 116.

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EU wary of violence in Belarus election

EU states have voiced fear of violence during Belarus elections on Sunday, as president Aleksander Lukashenko seeks to maintain his third decade in power.

Opinion

Worrying rows over future EU chemicals policy

It is of utmost concern to the environmental health community that forces within the EU Commission are actively trying to push back against a European Green Deal that is supposed to put people's health at its core.

Letter

An open letter to the EPP on end of Hungary's press freedom

I hate to break it to you, but excuses have run out. You have to look at the images of sobbing journalists in Index's newsroom, and shoulder part of the blame. Your silence, your continued procrastination led to this.

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