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EU and US 'shocked' by abuse of Afghan policewomen

The EU and US have called for accountability after a BBC investigation revealed systematic sexual harassment, including rape, of Afghan policewomen in the same police corps that Western powers trained and equipped over the past 20 years. The EU had "a zero tolerance policy for such cases" its foreign service said. "These reports​ are shocking," a senior US diplomat said, as Nato forces prepare to leave the country for good.

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Next week is time for EU to finally lead on rule of law

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.

Three-quarters of EU citizens support vaccines, survey finds

When asked how the EU handled the vaccination strategy among different institutions, respondents in Malta and Portugal tend to be most satisfied, while in France and Germany respondents are the least satisfied with the EU.

NGOs: Leaked EU biomass reform 'denial of science'

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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