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MEPs CALL FOR TIGHTENING COMMISSION’S SINGLE-USE PLASTICS PROPOSAL

ALL plastic bottle caps and lids put on the European Union (EU) market must contain at least 25% recycled content by 2025, Belgian Liberal MEP Frédérique Ries, has proposed as lead negotiator, for the European Parliament’s environment committee, on the European Commission’s controversial single-use plastics (SUP) proposal.…

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AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK PLOTS AMBITIOUS SOLAR ENERGY EXPANSION FOR SAHEL REGION

SOLAR energy in Africa ought to be a no brainer. The continent has lot of sun, and weak electricity supplies, especially in the Sahel and sub-Saharan Africa. And yet, climate finance that has developed since the Paris climate change agreement of 2015, that could help grow green energy in this sunny continent, has not focused on Africa.…

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SHIPPING SWITCHES ON TO BATTERY POWER

REGULATORY and other pressures are behind a recent international surge in construction of electric vessels.

Using battery-electric power instead of traditional fuels such as marine diesel to drive a ship’s propulsion and/or operate its equipment can reduce greenhouse gases and lessen health, safety and environmental risks, particularly when vessels are in or near port.…

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FAST CHARGING SPREADING ACROSS EUROPE

With lower battery and auto prices boosting the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market in Europe, the race is on to ensure there are enough fast-charging stations to satisfy demand. 

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) warned European Union (EU) lawmakers July 5 that plans to force a continent-wide switch to BEVs through swingeing cuts in CO2 emissions caps for manufacturers, was doomed to fail due to the lack of charging points.…

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EU ROUND UP – EU PLANS NEW EXPANDED RESEARCH PROGRAMME – PAINT SECTOR TO BENEFIT, ALTHOUGH UK FIRMS MAY MISS OUT

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) paint and coating sector will be keeping a close eye on plans to craft a new EUR94.1 billion Horizon Europe research and development programme operating from 2021 to 2027. These major EU research budgets fund innovation in the sector involving companies from different countries within the EU – proposed industry and natural resources priority spending sections in the 2021-27 programme may especially promote paint and coating studies.…

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SANCTIONS HOLD THE AML LINE AGAINST CORRUPT VENEZUELAN OFFICIALS GRAFTING COUNTRY’S EXTREME CURRENCY CONTROLS

AML compliance departments are having to take an increasingly close look at any transactions involving Venezuela, as its authoritarian government attracts increasingly large numbers of international sanctions.

The European Union (EU) in June sanctioned 11 senior Venezuelan officials following the May re-election of President Nicolas Maduro in polls that the EU said were “neither free nor fair and…lacked any credibility…”

The sanctions – see https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32018D0901&from=EN…

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EURO 18 MILLION INTERNATIONAL MAIL ORDER SCAM PROBE YIELDS 19 ARRESTS

A CRACKDOWN coordinated by European Union (EU) police and judicial cooperation authorities, Europol and Eurojust, has caught a network of online scammers responsible for stealing some EUR18 million, with a total 19 arrests. With the ringleader in Cyprus and members in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Ukraine and the UK, the gang was behind over 35,000 online fraud cases detected since 2012 in a six-year long probe called Operation Warenagent, managed by the public prosecution office of Dresden, and the Saxon state office of criminal investigation, both in Germany, and the Vilnius public prosecutor, in Lithuania.…

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EU/WTO ROUND UP – CAP REFORMS MAY BOOST INGREDIENT QUALITY FOR MANUFACTURERS

 

DEBATES are now underway at the European Union (EU) on a proposed revamp of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), a programme for 2021 to 2027 that would exclude Brexited Britain. As a result of losing UK contributions to the EU from next March (2019), funding for the CAP would fall by around 5% to EUR365 billion, with EUR265.2 billion spent on direct payments for food producers, EUR20 billion for market price support measures and EUR78.8 billion for rural development.…

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SUCCESS OF TURKISH ECO-DENIM PROJECTS BOOSTS USE OF SUSTAINABLE COTTON

THE TURKISH denim fabric manufacturer Orta Anadolu has told WTiN.com that it is experiencing growing demand for its eco denim initiatives, resulting in an increased use of sustainable cotton.

Speaking to WTiN.com, Murat Sozeri, regional sales manager (Asia) at Orta Anadolu, said that the company has been increasing its use of ‘Better Cotton’, supplied by the Switzerland-based Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which he said now accounts for 5% of the company’s total cotton consumption.…

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FRENCH PAINT MARKET SET TO PROFIT FROM BUOYANT CONSTRUCTION AND HOME IMPROVEMENT MARKET

THE FRENCH paint and varnishes industry saw sales decline for the third consecutive year in 2016, contracting by 1.6% year-on-year to EUR2.9 billion, according to market research company Euromonitor International. It believes, however, that business should pick up in the coming years due to rising construction of homes.…

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