4th Dec 2023


Germany mulls gas levy for all customers

Germany's energy companies are calling on the government to impose a levy to help pass on rising prices to households and businesses. Only certain importers like Uniper depend heavily on Russian gas and face a sharp increase in costs as they are forced to buy gas at high prices on the global market. If parliament approves the plan, the additional levy will be shared among all gas customers.

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Brussels denies having no 'concern' on Spain's amnesty law

The Spanish government remains secretive about its negotiations with pro-independence Catalans, but claims the EU Commission has "zero concerns" about their proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. The EU executive denies that.


Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

Discussion of the biggest existential threat humanity has ever faced is barely mentioned on billboards or signage in Dubai — yet visitors are made aware quite quickly that t world rugby sevens tournament is imminent.

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