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MEPs launch site for EU officials to report ‘shady lobbying’ by big tech
Exclusive: Dutch MEP hopes site will give early warning of suspicious tactics such as use of front organisations

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

02, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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EU plans to loosen state aid rules to boost renewables investment
Proposed use of tax credits follows pressure to respond to Biden’s $369bn green subsidy scheme in US

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

30, Jan, 2023 @3:02 PM

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Senior EU official calls for a ‘Radio Free Russia’ to help exiled media
Vĕra Jourová says the bloc has a moral duty and the project would not necessarily mean a new station

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

27, Jan, 2023 @3:05 PM

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Can EU anger at Biden’s ‘protectionist’ green deal translate into effective action?
Analysts warn bloc’s lack of industrial policy may impede riposte to $370bn US subsidy package

Jon Henley Europe correspondent and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

18, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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John Colley obituary
Other lives: Professor of public health medicine who helped to reveal the dangers of childhood exposure to atmospheric pollution

Michael Wadsworth

17, Jan, 2023 @8:09 PM

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UK commits to further talks with EU to break Northern Ireland Brexit impasse
Both sides agree to keep working to find solutions in a ‘constructive and collaborative spirit’

Lisa O'Carroll Rowena Mason and Jennifer Rankin

16, Jan, 2023 @3:47 PM

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UK may shelve controversial Brexit protocol bill in show of goodwill to EU
Negotiators on both sides hopeful they may be able to enter intense ‘tunnel’ phase of talks next week

Jessica Elgot, Rowena Mason and Pippa Crerar

13, Jan, 2023 @5:44 PM

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The Guardian view on Europe’s radical right: crossing the cordon sanitaire | Editorial
Editorial: Progressive politics must respond to the normalisation of formerly fringe views that are now mainstream


27, Dec, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Greek MEP Eva Kaili to stay in custody after corruption charges, says court
Kaili is one of four charged with corruption and money laundering in relation to Qatar and will go on trial in Belgium

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Helena Smith in Athens

22, Dec, 2022 @6:42 PM

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Good news for the world’s autocrats – EU sleaze is a huge own goal for democracy
Qatargate scandal shows how insider corruption, influence-peddling and money-politics can erode public trust, says Observer columnist Simon Tisdall

Simon Tisdall

18, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Police search European parliament offices as bribery inquiry grows
Belgian prosecutors say 20 searches conducted since Friday, prompting warning that EU’s credibility at stake

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Helena Smith in Athens

12, Dec, 2022 @6:11 PM

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EU unveils plans to cut Europe’s plastic and packaging waste
Draft regulations would ban mini-shampoo bottles and throwaway cups, with push towards reuse over recycling

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

30, Nov, 2022 @3:36 PM

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