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25th May 2022

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Aviation alliance wants EU climate plans tweaked

Some 20 airlines and airports, including Air France and Lufthansa, on Monday demanded changes to the EU's climate plans, reports Reuters. They say the plans would make them less competitive compared with other non-European rivals. The climate plans seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent by 2030 compared with 1990 levels. The aviation sector accounts for some three-percent of global emissions.

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Right of Reply: Hungarian government

The government in Budapest responds to EUobserver opinion piece "Are Orban's Covid powers now the 'new normal' in Hungary?"

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When Reagan met Gorbachev — a history lesson for Putin

Neither Reagan nor Gorbachev achieved their goal at the famous Reykjavik summit of 1986. Despite that fact there are lessons that current leaders — particularly Vladimir Putin — could adopt from these two iconic leaders.

France aims for EU minimum-tax deal in June

EU Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis said on Tuesday that Poland's recovery plan could be approved within a week. This could also help unblock Warsaw's reluctance to agree to the tax deal.

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