Slovenian MEPs disappointed with Slovenian EU Presidency

STA, 10 December 2021 – Slovenia could have left a better impression during its EU Presidency – as work has been good at the technical level, political divisions and government action regarding the European Delegated Prosecutors (EDP) and the Slovenian News Agency (STA) cast the country in a bad light, …

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FERC accepts CAISO tariff changes for collocated and hybrid resources

On November 30, 2021, FERC issued an order accepting a tariff filing from the California Independent System Operator Corporation (“CAISO”) to clarify its market rules for hybrid and co-located resources. CAISO proposed two areas for review: 1) improving market participation for hybrid and co-located resources; and 2) allow the use …

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Britain drops demand for European Court of Justice role to be removed from Northern Ireland Protocol

Britain has dropped its demand that the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) be removed from the Northern Ireland Protocol in its negotiations with the European Commission. A senior UK government official said London still believed the protocol’s governance arrangements were unsustainable in the long term, but acknowledged …

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At least 54 dead in migrant smuggling crash in Mexico

Manuel de la Cruz and Edgar H Clemente, Associated Press December 10, 2021 6:38 AM At least 54 people have died after a truck loaded with 200 migrants overturned and crashed into the base of a steel pedestrian bridge in southern Mexico. This morning the death toll stood at 54 …

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High fuel prices put pressure on electricity prices

KUALA LUMPUR: Price volatility in the energy market is not a problem that simply affects a country; it is a global problem. The sector is now facing a crisis where demand for energy commodities has exceeded supply and caused price volatility, with global spot prices for natural gas and coal …

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New trade war brews as China shows its muscles

While the policy is not specifically directed against China – it could, for example, be used as a trade weapon against the United States if Trump-era trade policies towards the EU were revived – it makes no sense. doubts that China’s growing aggressive use of threatening to deny access to …

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Human trafficking attempts foiled at I-35 checkpoint

Cesar Rodriguez, LMTonline.com / Laredo Morning Times December 8, 2021 1of5 US Border Patrol agents discovered more than 10 migrants inside a rental truck on December 6. The incident occurred at the Interstate 35 checkpoint. Courtesy Photo / US Border PatrolShow moreShow less 2of5 US Border Patrol agents discovered two …

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Whiskey industry calls for tariff ‘reconciliation’

Home New Through Jacques Laurent Posted: 08 December 2021 A consortium of companies has called on the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom to remove all tariffs affecting the transatlantic whiskey trade. The dispute arose several years ago, when former President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on imports …

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Brexit LIVE: “Shafted! Bitter SNP orders Boris to pay additional £ 1.3bn in ‘compensation’ | Politics | New

The SNP has claimed it was underfunded after Brexit despite securing £ 172million from the Shared Prosperity Fund. Although the UK government announced the biggest funding package since decentralization began in the October budget, the SNP says the UK still owes Scotland £ 1.3bn. Speaking to the Shared Prosperity Fund, …

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