The environment committee in the European Parliament voted on to exclude fossil fuels from support under the EU’s €750 billion recovery fund intended to boost the bloc’s economy in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Farmers across Poland slowed down traffic on main roads with their tractors and left wheelbarrows of manure at lawmakers’ offices to protest a new law that bans fur farms and religious slaughter for export.
Sources familiar with the EU negotiations told the newspaper Le Monde that the sanctions will target nine Russian nationals, all either members of the Putin administration or high-ranking state security officials.
With youth unemployment on the rise across the EU, and aggravated further by the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, EU lawmakers called upon the European Commission and member states to increase their support for young people in precarious working conditions.
Emmanuel Macron has announced a law against religious “separatism” aimed at freeing Islam in France from “foreign influences”. The French president outlined new measures to “defend the republic and its values and ensure it respects its promises of equality and emancipation”.