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France against accession talks for North Macedonia, Albania

France opposes the start of EU membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying the EU has too many other challenges to cope with for now, Reuters reported. More than half of the EU member states are in favour of the talks. If not, proponents say, the EU would leave a strategic vacuum that might be filled by Russia, Turkey and China.

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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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