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11th Aug 2020

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Grim outlook for electric cars in Europe

Sales of electric cars in Europe would be much smaller than expected in 2020 due to coronavirus supply chain disruptions and low petrol prices, a US credit rating agency, Fitch, has said. Consumers might also shun the cars as pandemic-impoverished governments lagged on installing electric charging stations and other infrastructure. EU car firms would miss CO2 targets due to the factors and risked incurring fines unless laws were changed.

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Minsk violence prompts talk of EU sanctions

Images of bloody injuries after police attacked protesters with batons and stun grenades marked Belarus' latest sham election, posing questions on EU sanctions.

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Schrems privacy ruling risks EU's ties to digital world

With more and more trade moving to the digital realm, Europe can ill-afford to cut itself off. Meanwhile, China continues to advance a vision for an internet that is fractured along national boundaries and controlled by governments.

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.

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