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MEPs demand carbon 'border tax' by 2023

MEPs on the environment committee on Thursday adopted a report calling on the EU to impose carbon costs on imports of electricity and polluting industrial goods by 2023, Reuters reported. The report said that emissions-based "carbon border-adjustment mechanism" should eventually apply to all products sold into the EU which are currently covered by the bloc's own carbon market. The EU Commission's proposal on carbon border policy is expected in June.

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EU aims at 'zero pollution' in air, water and soil by 2050

The European Commission unveiled a plan to reduce pollution to levels that are no longer harmful to human health and natural ecosystems by 2050 - including reducing the number of premature deaths caused by air pollution by 55 percent.

Slovenia causing headaches for new EU anti-graft office

Slovenia was supposed to nominate a delegated prosecutor for the new European Public Prosecutor Office, in charge of cracking down on corruption of EU funds. Ljubljana finalised procedures in December but has yet to send nominations, causing headaches.

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