1st Jun 2023


Mystery continues over dead fish in River Oder

The cause of mass fish deaths this month in the River Oder between Germany and Poland is still unexplained, as governments in Berlin and Warsaw exchanged insults over possible causes. Germany had suggested pesticides might be behind the event, which Poland then rejected as "fake news", before German environment minister Andreas Kübler said he was "surprised and saddened by Warsaw's suggestion that Germany was spreading 'fake news'," Deutsche Welle reported.

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ECB: eurozone home prices could see 'disorderly' fall

The European Central Bank in its Financial Stability Review warned EU home prices could see a 'disorderly' fall as high mortgage rates are making houses unaffordable for households and unattractive for investors.

Adapting to Southern Europe's 'new normal' — from droughts to floods

Extreme weather events in recent months have worsened agricultural production in southern Europe, prompting concerns for authorities in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. As countries will likely face dryer conditions, experts urge adaptation measures for the 'new normal'.

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