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Poland intends to limit foreign-owned media

Poland is planning new rules limiting the concentration of foreign-owned media outlets well before the ruling nationalist party finish its term in power, Poland's de facto leader said on Sunday. Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has long accused foreign-owned media outlets of meddling in Poland's affairs. Party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said he hopes the reforms will be carried out soon, Reuters reported. The next elections are in 2023.

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Polish court effectively bans legal abortions

The human rights commissioner of the Council of Europe said the ruling marked a "sad day for women's rights", adding that more women will seek abortions underground and abroad.

MEPs urge EU to be ready to dump disputed energy treaty

Cross-party MEPs called on the European Commission to prepare to withdraw from the controversial Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) if negotiations for its modernisation fail. At the heart of the row is fossil fuel companies ability to sue governments for compensation.

EU commission on defensive over 'revolving doors'

The European Commission rubber-stamped over 99 percent requests by officials to take on jobs in the private sector, posing ethical questions in light of known examples where conflicts of interests appear to be clear cut.

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