23rd Mar 2023


European states sued over treaty protecting fossil fuels

Five young people have launched a lawsuit against several European countries for hindering the transition away from fossil fuels, under the controversial Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The case against Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and UK was filed on Tuesday with the European Court of Human Rights. The ECT, which is currently being reformed, is an international trade agreement that protects energy investments.

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How much can we trust Russian opinion polls on the war?

The lack of Russian opposition to the Russo-Ukrainian War is puzzling. The war is going nowhere, Russian casualties are staggering, the economy is in trouble, and living standards are declining, and yet polls indicate that most Russians support the war.

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