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NGOs shame Monaco for persecuting UK whistleblower

Some 40 leading NGOs, including Transparency International and the European Federation of Journalists, have signed a letter urging Monaco and Croatia to let British whistleblower Jonathan Taylor go home. Taylor has spent some 180 days in Dubrovnik, away from his family, fighting an extradition order to Monaco. The principality accused him of extortion after he exposed bribery at Monaco-based firm SBM Offshore, prompting hundreds of millions of euros in fines.

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MEPs suspect Gazprom manipulating gas price

MEPs from across the political spectrum suspect Russian gas giant Gazprom manipulates market prices. They have written to the EU Commission asking for an investigation. According to the signatories, Gazprom is pressuring Europe to open the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

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Fast fashion vs. climate - how 'repair & resell' is the new model

With the drive for lower prices and emergence of more and more 'fast-fashion' brands, durability is inevitably compromised. However, through new regulation, selling durable products shall no longer be a design option - it will be a legal requirement.

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