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15th Aug 2022

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Spain to impose new energy and finance taxes in inflation fight

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Tuesday new temporary taxes on energy companies and financial institutions in 2023 and 2024 to ease the effect of inflation. The government expects levies on both financial institutions and power firms to collect €3.5bn per year. "We need to share the burden of this crisis justly, and not like the last one, which fell on top of the most vulnerable," Sanchez said.

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Sweden to extradite man wanted by Turkey

The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish citizen with Kurdish roots wanted for credit card fraud to Turkey, amid the backdrop of Turkey's Nato threat.

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EU must beware Beijing's new charm offensive

The EU needs to be clear eyed about China's new diplomatic charm offensive, as it's more likely driven by short-term necessity than any fundamental policy re-assessment.

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