Latvian president calls for anti-corruption drive -EU hands out €546 million in cartel fines - BP predicts oil demand peak in late 2030s
Contaminated crude oil from Russia is clogging the main delivery route for several EU countries. Belarus, Poland and Germany are particularly affected and the real financial consequences are still completely unclear.
Relations between Moscow and the EU have hit their lowest level in decades. But feedstock industry expert Fares Kilzie says the bloc's current energy diversification attempts will not leave Russian firms stranded.
Protecting the climate by charging firms for their CO2 production has had a rocky road. But now the German government seems to be backing just such a broad proposal. Businesses and consumers are in a holding pattern.
Tehran says it is raising its enrichment of uranium beyond the limit stipulated in the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The EU has urged Iran to reverse the decision and says it is debating the next steps.
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