Month: July 2021

Dutch PM Rutte informs House of Representatives ‘incorrectly and incompletely’ about gas contacts with Russia

By Ties Keyzer The Dutch and Russian governments regularly discuss energy projects. The Working Party on Energy, which had been suspended in 2014 after the shooting down of flight MH17, was restarted in 2017. In this working group, government officials hold talks with companies such as Gazprom, Shell and Lukoil on gas and oil projects, …

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Harmful neonic pesticides still widely used despite EU-ban

Scientists and activists were euphoric when the EU banned the extremely harmful neonic pesticides in 2018. During the next three years, sixteen EU countries used a legal loophole to circumvent the ban. Research by The Investigative Desk shows that they succumbed to the united lobby of farmers, the sugar industry and pesticide manufacturers. By Tomas …

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