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Talks break down in EU-UK 'sausage war' spat

Talks have broken down between the EU and the UK on post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland. Dubbed the 'sausage war', the spat deals with the movement of chilled meats from Britain to Northern Ireland. European Commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič said "patience was wearing very, very thin". David Frost, the Brexit minister, said there had been "no breakthroughs".

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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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