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Spain unveils measures to curb consumer energy bills

The Spanish government announced on Tuesday a range of measures to reduce households energy bills, the Financial Times reported. They include fiscal measures and an effort to regain about €2.6bn from energy companies for utility "excess profits" until 2022. Prime minister Pedro Sanchez also said the tax on electricity will be reduced by €1.4bn by the end of the year. Electricity prices have reached record high of €172 per MWh.

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EU to announce new mandatory rules on child sexual content

The European Commission is set to propose new legislation requiring companies to detect, report and remove child sexual abuse content. The rules come amid other moves by the EU's police agency Europol to develop AI targeting encryption.

WHO warns mandatory vaccination 'absolute last resort'

Mandatory vaccination has become a hot topic in the EU, but the European branch of the World Health Organization has warned that it should be "an absolute last resort". Children, meanwhile, account for the highest infection-rates across the continent.

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