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8th Dec 2021

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German ministry gives thumbs up to Russian pipeline

"Granting certification [to Russia's new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline] is not threatening security of gas supply to the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union," Germany's economy ministry said Tuesday, in a recommendation to energy regulator Bundesnetzagentur. The regulator has until January to decide, but may act earlier, amid accusations Russia was manipulating supply to enable it to run the pipe as a monopoly despite EU anti-monopoly laws.

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Denmark and Hungary oppose EU rules on minimum wages

Work ministers reached a common position over EU draft law on minimum wages in Europe, without the support of Denmark and Hungary. The agreement comes after months of negotiations - and strong opposition led by Scandinavian countries.

Slovenian corruption estimated at 13.5% of GDP

Slovenia's anti-corruption commissioner Robert Šumi said the country misses out on €3.5bn a year due to corruption, while the EU chief corruption prosecutor Laura Kövesi visited the country.

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Using Istanbul Convention to stop online abuse of women

Although legal instruments have been developed, no universally-agreed definition of gender-based violence against women online or via technology exists - and this Council of Europe recommendation aims to fill that gap.

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