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'Unprecedented' wildfires torch record area of EU land to date

Sky News Wednesday, 17 August 2022
'Unprecedented' wildfires torch record area of EU land to dateWildfires have torched a record amount of EU land this year, according to European Commission data, as one of its senior fire researchers warns that climate change is spreading the danger to more countries.
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EU officials worry the massive borrowing could have a negative impact on fair competition in the single market.

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EU-wide common charger for mobile devices to become a reality in 2024 [Video]

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USB Type-C port will be the new standard for portable devices.

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Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson: "we need a price cap for Russian gas" [Video]

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Spiralling inflation, an unhealthy dependence on Russian energy, and the risk of power cuts. The EU Commission faces one of its toughest winters on record. Energy Commissioner, Kadri Simson wants a price cap on Russian gas and urgers households to do what they can to save energy.

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EU to prepare new sanctions against Russia following Putin's mobilisation speech [Video]

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The European Commission president said the penalties will focus on "civilian technology as Russia moves to a full war economy."

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