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UK-GERMANY NEUCONNECT INTERCONNECTOR COULD PROVIDE MODEL FOR CHEAP CLEAN ENERGY DISTRIBUTION

In late-July, the European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed on the financing structure of NeuConnect, the first ever energy link connecting Germany and the United Kingdom, two of the largest electricity markets in Europe.

The investment to build the interconnector will amount to EUR2.8 billion, with the EIB set to contribute up to EUR400 million for the financing construction of the section within the European Union (EU).  Other financiers include the UK Infrastructure Bank, which will focus on the stretch within UK maritime and land territory, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

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SLOVAKIA STRENGTHENS EFFORTS TO TACKLE MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM FINANCING – BUT WILL NEED TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT



SLOVAKIA may have been facing European Commission legal action over foot-dragging in implementing European Union EU AML/CFT legislation and has been striving to improve its AML/CFT weaknesses, but its general reputation in combating money laundering is solid. The Basel Institute of Governance AML Index 2019 ranked this central European country 109 out of 125 countries assessed, with the highest number being the top performer.…

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION APPROVES MAJOR LITHIUM ION SUBSIDY SCHEME – BENEFITING MINERS, PROCESSERS, MANUFACTURERS AND RECYCLERS



THE APPROVAL of a EUR3.2 billion set of subsidies by seven European Union (EU) member states could generate a major mineral supply and processing chain to manufacture lithium ion batteries within Europe. A decision announced yesterday (December 9) by the EU executive, the European Commission, loosening its usually tight control of national government support for industry, effectively greenlights a major collaborative project designed to strengthen European battery production.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND-UP – MEPs LOSE PATIENCE OVER BEE PROTECTION AS EUROPEAN HONEY PRODUCTION CONTINUES TO SUFFER



THE EUROPEAN Parliament has called for a more robust approach to defend European honey production, as bee numbers continue to fall. In a motion supported almost unanimously, the EP’s environment committee has called for the European Union (EU) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – which is now under review – to include active steps on reducing pesticide use, which MEPs blame for honey bee deaths.…

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NASCENT HYDROGEN CAR MARKET STARTS TO DEVELOP IN EUROPE



THE DEVELOPMENT and use of hydrogen-fuelled automobiles is starting to gather pace in the European Union (EU), with the EU’s executive, the European Commission encouraging growth in this environment-friendly segment as it pursues a goal of achieving a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.…

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MALAWI HOLDS TALKS WITH USA, AFTER CUSTOMS ORDER RESTRICTS TOBACCO IMPORTS OVER CHILD LABOUR CONCERNS



MALAWI’s government has said it has entered into talks with the USA government after the USA Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency issued an ‘withhold release order’ on imports of products containing Malawi tobacco over concerns that child labour continues in the southern African country’s leaf production and processing sector.…

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UK VAPING COMPANIES EYE LIBERALISATION SHOULD BRITAIN QUIT THE EUROPEAN UNION



E-cigarette manufacturers in the United Kingdom pondering a Brexit from the European Union (EU) that is currently scheduled for January 31 are hoping to benefit from looser rules than currently apply in the EU, if the UK does quit the EU.…

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EXPERTS HIGHLIGHT THE NEED FOR THE GLOBAL MARITIME SECTOR TO COLLECT AND SHARE GOOD PRACTICE ON REDUCING EMISSIONS



A series of reports published in recent weeks have highlighted the need for increased collaboration across the shipping industry to develop and share best practice to significantly reduce the sector’s carbon footprint. Between 2000 and 2017, the CO2 emissions associated with the shipping sector grew at an average annual rate of 1.87% between 2000 and 2017, according to a report published in September by the Bonn-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), ‘Navigating the way to a renewable future: solutions to decarbonise shipping’, resulting in emissions of  677 megatonnes (Mt) of CO2 in 2017.…

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NONWOVENS PRODUCTION PICKING UP VOLUME, QUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN BOOMING ASIA PACIFIC REGION



Data by the Asia Nonwoven Fabrics Association (ANFA) shows that nonwovens production in Asia increased by a robust 6.5% year-on-year in 2018, to 5.6 million tonnes. China-based manufacturers were responsible for the bulk of this output, producing 4 million tonnes. However, but India-based production increased at faster pace, at 15.9% up, year-on-year.…

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION MAY ADD CADMIUM TO EU CRITICAL RAW MATERIAL LIST



THE EUROPEAN Commission will early next year (2020) consider whether to add cadmium to the European Union (EU) critical raw material list, with the aim of encouraging production and recycling of this mineral that widely used in batteries, potentially helping the EU economy away from fossil fuels.…

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