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Von der Leyen apologises to Italy for slow response

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday acknowledged that "too many were not there on time when Italy needed a helping hand at the very beginning", adding that nobody was really prepared for a pandemic. "And yes, for that, it is right that Europe as a whole offers a heartfelt apology," she told MEPs, adding that it did not take long before member states started showing solidarity.

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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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