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24th Mar 2023

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Four more states join EU medical strategic stockpile

Denmark, Greece, Hungary and Sweden joined Germany and Romania as host states of the medical equipment strategic reserve, the EU Commission announced on Tuesday. The stockpile, that was set up in the wake of the pandemic and is financed by the commission, is building up common European stocks of lifesaving protective and other vital medical equipment that can be distributed across Europe at times of medical emergencies.

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EU's new critical raw materials act could be a recipe for conflict

Solar panels, wind-turbines, electric vehicle batteries and other green technologies require minerals including aluminium, cobalt and lithium — which are mined in some of the most conflict-riven nations on earth, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Kazakhstan.

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Polish abortion rights activist vows to appeal case

Polish abortion rights activists Justyna Wydrzyńska was last week sentenced for giving abortion pills to a 12-week pregnant woman. She will appeal. But with a court stacked by politically-appointed judges, her chances of overturning it are slim.

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