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Scientists urge EU to dump energy treaty

A group of 169 climate leaders and scientists on Tuesday urged EU governmets to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, saying this international agreement impedes the transition towards clean energy. "If governments want to be seen as leaders on climate change then they need to step away from investment agreements that tie their hands and continue to protect fossil fuels at the taxpayers' expense," they said in a letter.

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'Agriculture as sovereignty' under the French EU presidency

One of the challenges for the French EU presidency is to convince its European counterparts that Paris's demand for harmonised standards covering agricultural imports is inseparable from the EU's flagship Green Deal, and the core concept of European sovereignty.

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