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France’s high court rules in favour of ending tax benefits for palm oil diesel

France’s Constitutional Council, the highest constitutional authority in the country, today ruled in favour of excluding palm oil from the list of biofuels that...

Hearing of Commissioner-designate Phil Hogan

The International Trade Committee questioned Phil Hogan, candidate for the trade portfolio, on future trade deals and the respect of EU values. Political groups’ coordinators...

Commission steps up EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests

Today the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world's forests, which host...

EU labels palm oil in diesel as unsustainable

The European Commission today decided that palm oil is not a green fuel and should not be promoted because it causes deforestation. The use...

Indonesia to challenge EU palm oil rules

The European Union’s directive on renewable energy is being challenged by Indonesia, the world’s top producer of palm oil. The Southeast Asian country is...

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The Parliament debates Fico’s attempts to dismantle the rule of law in Slovakia

On April 11th, the European Parliament held a Mini-Plenary...

Chinese irritation grows as EU launches new competition probe

China snapped back at the European Union over new...

Spain at work on bill to regulate illegal migrants

The lower house of Spain’s Parliament approved a proposal...

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