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Germany bans travel from Russia due to Delta variant

Germany has banned most travel from Russia due to the spread of mutated coronavirus strains there, the German Embassy in Moscow announced, The Moscow Times writes. The announcement came as Russia reported its highest number of coronavirus deaths since the beginning of the pandemic amid a third wave fuelled by the highly contagious Delta variant. Germany last week added Russia to its list of countries where coronavirus mutations are spreading.

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Hawkish ECB rate-rise 'puts energy transition at risk'

The European Central Bank raised interest rates by another 0.5 percent to a 14-year high, and expects to hike rates by another half percent in March. But what does that mean for the green transition?

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MEPs push for greater powers for workers' councils

European Works Councils can play a key role for workers and their unions to bargain effectively — but what are they, why have they been neutered, and why is big business objecting to greater powers?

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