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EU states want to reduce emissions from shipping sector

Ambassadors of EU states on Friday agreed on updating rules for the maritime transport sector to reduce administrative burdens and facilitate fuel usage reporting. "The maritime transport sector has to become more energy-efficient and use less fuel to contribute to our climate goals," said the Finish minister of environment, Krista Mikkonen. The shipping sector could account for 17 percentage of global CO2 emissions in 2050 if left unregulated.

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Commission chief under fire for Croatia campaign video

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen recorded a video in support of Croatia's ruling party, which the EU executive said was in her "personal capacity" - and admits it was a "mistake" that this was not made clear.

Parliament vaping booths 'too confidential' to discuss

The European Parliament is refusing to disclose documents on an internal debate on whether to set up e-cigarette smoking booths at its premises in Strasbourg and Brussels, posing questions on how it handles transparency on relatively minor issues.

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