EU flexes antitrust muscle to counter Putin’s gas gamesmanship – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin with massive antitrust fines has worked in the past as a way to improve the behavior of its export monopoly Gazprom to the EU, so why not try again? EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson said European energy ministers on Tuesday that Brussels’ competition … Read more

Luxembourg prepares to legalize the production and consumption of cannabis – POLITICO

Luxembourg will allow adults to use cannabis and grow up to four plants per household, making it the first country in Europe to fully legalize the production and use of the drug. The ministers of justice and interior Announced On Friday, amid several changes in police powers, his plan to legalize cannabis, including growing the … Read more

Ireland’s Facebook decision sparks controversy over GDPR limits – POLITICO

EU officials are preparing for a fight over how much companies should be free to process personal data after a decision targeting Facebook from Ireland’s privacy regulator prompted to push from campaigners. Data Protection Commission (DPC) of Ireland said last week it plans to fine Facebook between € 28 million and € 36 million for … Read more

The EU will seek sanctions against the Belarusian airline for the arrival of migrants – POLITICO

EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday will call for new sanctions on Belarus, amid concerns that EU-registered companies are leasing planes from the country’s national airline, Belavia. Ireland is the EU’s hub for aircraft leasing, and Irish companies manage more than half of the world’s leased aircraft. Some Irish companies continue to charter … Read more

Removing the highest court in Europe from the Brexit protocol is ‘an impossibility’ – POLITICO

Turning the European Court of Justice into a Brexit “bogeyman” threatens Northern Ireland’s place in the EU’s single market for goods, and removing it from the protocol treaty is “an impossibility”, according to leading figures of the EU. European Commissioner for Financial Services Mairead McGuinness and EU Ambassador to the UK João Vale de Almeida … Read more

The Polish ruling puts pressure on Ursula von der Leyen – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen vowed on Friday to unleash the treaty’s entire arsenal of powers to force Poland to adhere to the EU legal order. But his tough talk seemed to simply cover up as Brussels once again grapples with legal and political hurdles to … Read more

EU countries expect Brussels to help them with an ‘unprecedented’ energy crisis – POLITICO

European leaders are calling on Brussels for a radical EU-wide solution to curb skyrocketing energy prices, but all they have achieved so far is the promise of an overwhelming set of “tools”. The record power price It is causing great concern in EU capitals, with governments warning that if the problem is not addressed it … Read more

EU countries hope Brussels will help them with an ‘unprecedented’ energy crisis – POLITICO

European leaders are asking Brussels for a radical EU-wide solution to curb skyrocketing energy prices, but all they have achieved so far is the promise of an overwhelming set of “tools”. The record power price It is causing great concern in EU capitals, with governments warning that if the problem is not addressed it could … Read more

EU countries warn not to ‘overreact’ to rising energy prices – POLITICO

Rising gas and energy prices are generating fears of a backlash against the EU’s Green Deal policies, highlighted during the eurozone finance ministers meeting on Monday. The bloc’s 2050 goal of becoming climate neutral is already making CO2 emissions and burning fossil fuels more expensive, but there are concerns that the project could be undermined … Read more

What happened to the pirates of politics? – POLITICAL

Press play to listen to this article. Europe’s political pirates have split into two fleets as the anti-establishment movement tries to stay relevant 15 years after its anarchic beginnings. One group has adopted some traditional party structures that many in the movement avoided for a long time, and may eventually become part of an EU … Read more

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