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15th Jun 2021

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Barnier: UK cannot stall talks and refuse extension

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Friday that there has been little or no progress in talks on state aid and taxation, fundamental rights standards, fisheries, and the framework of the future trade deal. Meanwhile London refuses to extend the December 2020 deadline for an agreement. "The UK cannot refuse to extend the transition and at the same time slow down discussions on important areas," Barnier said.

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Brexit grumbles overshadow UK summit

Harsh words on Brexit overshadowed a G7 summit in the UK this weekend, which also pledged more vaccines for poor countries and criticised China on forced labour.

Lobbyists push to greenwash EU rules for renewable hydrogen

A new report from NGO Global Witness reveals how the Hydrogen Europe industry association is lobbying top EU officials to weaken a key climate-focused law known as the Renewable Energy Directive - currently under revision.

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