27th Jan 2022


Polish PM renews attacks on Russia pipeline

Germany must do "everything possible not to allow Nord Stream 2 to be an instrument in the arsenal of [Russian] president [Vladimir] Putin," Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki told German press agency DPA Sunday, referring to a Russian-German gas pipeline and Russia's aggressive posturing on Ukraine. Germany and the US were working on a joint deceleration on the pipeline, Germany's foreign ministry told Reuters, but Germany opposed new US sanctions.

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Global North will be responsible for sixth mass extinction

The issue isn't that voices from the Global South simply aren't heard – they are actively muted. A recent study found less than one-percent of climate research papers were written by African authors, despite the continent being the most vulnerable.


European shibboleths

Europe is green, humane and has defeated populism. These are common views among the EU chattering classes. But they often seem more reflexive than reflective, and some of them amount to shibboleths.

Greenpeace demands EU end 'ghost flights'

Pressure is mounting for the European Commission to revise rules requiring airlines to run at least 80% of booked flights to secure their airport slots, leading some to fly so-called 'ghost flights'.

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