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28th Feb 2024

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Wildfires rage in Greece as heatwave spreads east

Greek firefighters battled wildfires on the island of Lesbos for a second day on Sunday, as well as new fires in the western Peloponnese and in northern Greece, evacuating nearby settlements as a heatwave set in, Reuters reported. Temperatures hit 40 degrees Celsius in parts of Greece on Sunday as a heatwave that has hit other parts of Europe spread east. Greece is suffering a second consecutive summer of wildfires.

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EU supply chain law fails, with 14 states failing to back it

Member states failed on Wednesday to agree to the EU's long-awaited Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence Directive, after 13 EU ambassadors declared abstention and one, Sweden, expressed opposition (there was no formal vote), EUobserver has learned.

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Joined-up EU defence procurement on the horizon?

Disputes between member states, notably Germany, highlight the lack of coordination among national industrial capabilities for a European Defence Industrial Strategy — which may include the EU's first ever defence commissioner.

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