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17th Sep 2021

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EU top court fast-tracks rule-of-law case to October

The European Court of Justice president on Friday decided to use an expedited procedure in a case where Poland and Hungary are challenging the legality of the EU's new rule-of-law mechanism, linking EU funds to respect for the rule of law. The hearing will be held in October. The tool has been in force since January, but the EU Commission has been reluctant to launch it before the court's ruling.

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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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