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2nd Jul 2020

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France unveils €8bn 'electric' rescue for car industry

French president Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday an €8bn rescue plan for the car industry - with a big boost for electric vehicles, Associated Press reported. "Our country wouldn't be the same without its great brands - Renault, Peugeot, Citroen," Macron said, while aiming to make France more competitive on "clean" cars. Over 400,000 people are employed in this industry. Auto sales fell by about 90 percent in April.

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Eminent women appeal for EU help on Palestine

West Bank annexation "was conceived almost entirely by men" and will crush the "dignity and rights" of Palestinian women still further, a group of 40 women leaders have said.

Coronavirus

EU silent on US buying up world's remdesivir supplies

The European Commission says it is in talks with the US biopharmaceutical company Gilead to secure supplies of remdesivir but won't provide any details. The comments follow the purchase of the world's supply by the United States.

Regions urge EU to act on 'green hydrogen'

The EU's regions urged the unlocking of the potential of hydrogen produced from renewable sources, so-called 'green hydrogen', to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

Opinion

On toppling statues

The internationally-acclaimed author of King Leopold's Ghost, Adam Hochschild, writes on Belgium's problems with statues, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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