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Orban: coronavirus exposes EU 'weaknesses'

"The government still wants a strong Europe, but the EU has its weaknesses," Hungarian PM Viktor Orban said in a radio interview on Friday, a day after EU leaders failed to agree on a robust economic and financial plan to offset the pandemic's fallout. "In terms of coronavirus aid, for example, Hungary has received support from China and the Turkish Council," he said, referring to the organisation of Turkish-speaking states.

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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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