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Brussels' fierce battle to confiscate Russian assets – POLITICO

Brussels’ fierce battle to confiscate Russian assets – POLITICO

The European Commission is studying legal options to confiscate Russian public and private assets to pay for Ukraine’s reconstruction, according to a document seen by POLITICO. The aim would be to “identify ways to strengthen the tracing, identification, freezing and management of assets as preliminary steps to possible confiscation”, according to the document. The potential …

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Macron supports trillions of dollars for the climate – POLITICO

Macron supports trillions of dollars for the climate – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Climate change talks have long been stalled by demands for transfers of billions of dollars — on Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron backed a new push for the conversation to be measured in trillions. Speaking at the COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, …

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France plays bad cop as transatlantic trade tensions escalate - POLITICO

France plays bad cop as transatlantic trade tensions escalate – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS – US President Joe Biden must be careful; France is resuming its traditional role as Europe’s troublemaker on the transatlantic trade front. It had seemed the bad blood between Brussels and Washington was easing under Biden’s watch. Facing a common enemy in China, the EU and the …

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