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1st Jul 2022

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Former commissioners urge EU to decarbonise over Russia

Eleven former EU commissioners have urged the current executive not to swap Russian fossil fuels for other polluting energy sources in the sanctions machinations. "Simply diversifying the import of fossil fuels will only serve to maintain EU energy dependence on other countries, many of which do not respect EU values," they said in an open letter Tuesday, which promoted wind and solar solutions instead, Reuters reports.

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MEPs boycott awards over controversial sponsorship

Two MEPs have withdrawn their nominations from the MEPs Awards over the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis's participation as a sponsor — currently involved in an alleged bribery scandal in Greece.

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If Russia collapses — which states will break away?

Increasingly, analysts — both inside and outside of Russia — are considering the possibility of the Russian Federation's collapse into a series of independent states. Who are the most likely candidates for secession in Russia's south, east, and centre?

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