24th Feb 2024


Danish permit helps Russia to evade US pipeline sanctions

Russia is free to use its own ship, the Akademik Cherskiy, to lay the last 160km of the Nord Stream gas pipeline after the Danish Energy Agency, on Monday, gave the go-ahead for a ship of its class, which uses anchors, to do the work because there were no old WW2-era chemical munitions in the area. US sanctions had previously forced Swiss pipe-laying firm Allseas to abandon the project.

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After two years of war, time to hit Putin's LNG exports

Two years of tragedies, with well over 100,000 Russian war crimes now registered, underscore the urgent need to stop international LNG investments in Russia that continue to fund Vladimir Putin's war chest.


Creating the conditions for just peace in Ukraine

What would 'just peace' look like for Ukraine? How could we get there? And what does 'just peace' actually mean? Brussels Dispatches on how to get to long-term peace in Ukraine.

Energy and minerals disputes overshadow new EU-ACP pact

The launch of a new EU treaty with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states was overshadowed by disputes over the clean-energy transition, critical minerals, and the refusal of over 30 countries to sign the treaty this week.

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