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Italy's new PM Draghi outlines top two priorities

Italy's new prime minister Mario Draghi called on Italians on Wednesday for unity to help rebuild the country following the coronavirus pandemic and promised his new government would introduce sweeping reforms to revitalise the battered economy, Reuters writes. His immediate priorities will be ensuring a smooth coronavirus vaccination campaign and re-writing plans for how to spend more than €200bn of EU funds aimed at rebuilding the economy.

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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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