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Belgian manhunt stops trains in Brussels station

Belgian authorities evacuated people and held up rail traffic in the Brussels North station for an hour and half on Sunday amid reported sightings of Jürgen Conings, a soldier and far-right extremist who has been on the run after four days after stealing heavy weapons and leaving a sinister note. "The army and the security services are mobilised to ensure the safety of everyone," a Belgian prosecutor said.

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The EU Commission still has to prove they are ready to stand up for the rights of every citizen in the EU. Throwing the towel in would send a terrible signal to European leaders tempted to emulate Hungary and Poland.

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Green groups called on the European Commission to remove forest biomass from the Renewable Energy Directive, arguing that the proposal leaked this week shows a "clear denial of science" and "dangerous greenwashing".

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