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25th May 2022

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Calls to tax windfall profits in energy sector

Some MEPs called for measures to tax windfall profits made in the energy sector, during a EU Parliament plenary debate in Strasbourg on Tuesday. EU energy commissioner Kadri Simson deferred, saying that "taxes are a national decision," adding that the EU has issued guidance in March detailing how member states can claw back part of the profits made due to record high prices on the gas and electricity markets.

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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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