4th Dec 2023


German bans illuminated advertising hoardings

The German government has approved a new bylaw lowering the heating of public buildings, and banning illuminated advertising hoardings for at least the next six months, the Guardian reported. Indoor civic spaces will be heated to a maximum of 19C, under the moves which come into force next week as a bid to reduce energy consumption in the light of the Ukraine war.

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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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