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25th May 2022

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IPCC report: emissions 'must peak by 2025'

Global greenhouse-gas emissions must peak by 2025 at the latest, and be reduced by 43 percent by 2030, to keep temperatures to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned on Monday. The IPCC report found that it is "almost inevitable" that global temperatures will exceed the 1.5-degrees threshold. Coal must be phased out and methane emissions reduced by a third, it adds.

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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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Orbán's overtures to Moscow are distasteful and detrimental

Some Western European politicians are reviving the chimera of a negotiated settlement. None of this makes the current, half-hearted approach towards sanctioning Russia look better — nor does it shed any favourable light on the cravenness of Hungary's current government.

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