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19th Sep 2021

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EU highlights abuses in recent Russia vote

The EU foreign service has urged Russian authorities to investigate "allegations of irregularities, including voter coercion, multiple voting, violation of secrecy of the vote and allegations of police violence against a journalist who was present to observe" during the constitutional vote extending the Russian president's rule to 2036. Candidates were not able to campaign, the EU noted. The new constitution also unduly shielded Russia from international court rulings, it said.

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MEPs suspect Gazprom manipulating gas price

MEPs from across the political spectrum suspect Russian gas giant Gazprom manipulates market prices. They have written to the EU Commission asking for an investigation. According to the signatories, Gazprom is pressuring Europe to open the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

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Fast fashion vs. climate - how 'repair & resell' is the new model

With the drive for lower prices and emergence of more and more 'fast-fashion' brands, durability is inevitably compromised. However, through new regulation, selling durable products shall no longer be a design option - it will be a legal requirement.

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