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Car makers unlikely to face EU carbon-trading regime

Carbon-trading permits were not the right way to curb emissions in the car-making sector, Frans Timmermans, the EU's climate commissioner, told an online NGO event Tuesday. "I, personally, am not convinced," he said. The EU already forces some industries to buy permits to emit CO2, but not the shipping, construction, or road transport sectors. A "more efficient" way would be to produce cars which emitted less carbon, Timmermans said.

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Corruption failures also highlighted in rule of law report

The European Commission's first report on the rule of law has raised concerns over the lack of effective anti-corruption efforts in some members sates - while it considers Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands have good governance measures.

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Unsung hero: Portugal showing EU way on migration

Portugal has sought to be a leader at the EU level with regard to refugees and migrants, advocating a liberal position. It has consistently shown a willingness to take in refugees.

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