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EU and Australia sign new partnership in critical raw materials

This week, the European Commission has announced that the EU and Australia have signed a new partnership in critical raw materials. According to the Commission, “This MoU is a leap forward in securing more sustainable critical raw materials for the EU, while boosting investment in Australia.” https://x.com/VDombrovskis/status/1795346837161050442?t=g_ukPNjpRCl7PEupMWxD7g&s=19 It further notes that “this partnership aims to …

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European Parliament votes to approve the Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) as UK joins CPTPP

The European Parliament has voted to approve the Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), as part of a whole range of proposals, including the new CBAM carbon border tariff. The new rules create new trade barriers and bureaucracy for wood imports, and have angered trading partners in South East Asia. šŸŒ³Deforestation Parliament adopts new regulation to fight climate …

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