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Industry lobbies MEPs ahead of green votes

A group of 50 CEOs has written an open letter urging MEPs to delay plans for a carbon border tax on industry ahead of votes on the EU Parliament's position on several green laws next week, Reuters reports. Energy-intensive industry lobbies EUROFER, Cefic, and Cembureau and farming pressure group Copa-Cogeca also wrote to MEPs seeking delays. Auto groups lobbied against zero-emission cars and airports warned against imposing new CO2-related costs.

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Johnson quits, leaving Brexit headaches to successor

British prime minister Boris Johnson has resigned as Conservative party leader, starting a race among Conservative MPs to replace him as prime minister but leaving a range of issues — Brexit, Northern Ireland, and Scottish independence — for his successor.

Is Orban holding out an olive branch to EPP?

It is Tibor Navracsics, an ex-EU commissioner and minister without portfolio in Orban's new government, who was reportedly picked to work on closer relations between Fidesz and the European People's Party.

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