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    • Yet another bee-killing pesticide banned across EU

      Yet another bee-killing pesticide banned across EU

      The Commission decided ob Monday not to renew approval for a Bayer-produced pesticide, known as thiacloprid and linked to harming bees, effectively banning it from use, news wires reported. The decision follows approval by a majority of EU governments in October last year, based on a proposal from the Commission

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    • Rome to remove souvenir stands in front of main tourist sites

      Rome to remove souvenir stands in front of main tourist sites

      Souvenir stands standing in front of some of Rome’s most famous monuments are to be moved in an attempt to improve the Italian capital’s vision, according to Mayor Virginia Raggi. Seventeen stalls will be moved from sites including the Trevi fountain, Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. However, eight of them will still be able to trade on streets bur away from the monuments, authorities said in a notice.

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    • Paris, four other French cities ban use of pesticides

      Paris, four other French cities ban use of pesticides

      Paris and four other French cities on Thursday banned the use of synthetic pesticides within their boundaries, as an anti-chemicals movement that began in the countryside gains momentum. Lille in the north, Nantes in the west, Grenoble in the southeast and the central city of Clermont-Ferrand joined Paris in implementing the ban, citing the need to safeguard biodiversity and public health.

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    • Germany to ban single-use plastic bags

      Germany to ban single-use plastic bags

      German authorities have drafted a bill to fully ban single-use plastic bags from next year, news wires reported. Under the law, supermarkets and other retailers will be barred from offering lightweight plastic carrier bags at their checkouts, including those now marketed as being biodegradable or being made from renewable sources instead of petroleum.

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    • EU condemns Russia’s flight ban on Georgia

      EU condemns Russia’s flight ban on Georgia

      The European Union stated on 3 July that it considers the Russian decision to ban flights to Georgia as of 8 July “unjustified and disproportionate”. Bloc's statement comes a week President Vladimir Putin‘s temporary suspended Georgian airlines from flying to Russia amid rising tensions between the two nations.

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    • Russian flights to Georgia halted

      Russian flights to Georgia halted

      President Vladimir Putin has temporarily banned Georgian airlines from flying to Russia after anti-Russian protests flared in the former Soviet republic, rising tensions between the two countries. They were ignited on Thursday by the appearance of a Russian MP in the Georgia's parliament. According to the Friday decree, the flight ban will go in effect from 8 July and it would be accompanied by a repatriation of Russian citizens temporarily living in Georgia.

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    • Huawei trademarks its own mobile OS amid US ban

      Huawei trademarks its own mobile OS amid US ban

      It seems that Huawei is getting closer to the day when it will begin relying on a Plan B mobile operating system to replace the reliance it’s enjoyed up to this point on Google’s Android, which the Chinese consumer electronics giant is in danger of losing access to soon thanks to US sanctions.

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    • Muslim headscarf banned in Austrian primary schools

      Muslim headscarf banned in Austrian primary schools

      Austria's parliament passed last week a law intended to ban Muslim girls from wearing the headscarf in primary schools, news wires reported. The bill was support by the governing centre-right People's Party (OeVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) MPs, while almost all of the opposition voted against it. The measure is likely to be challenged as discriminatory in the constitutional court.

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    • EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021 backed

      EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021 backed

      Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under draft plans adopted last Wednesday by EP plenary. These products, which make up over 70% of marine litter, will be banned from the EU market from 2021. MEPs added to this list of banned plastics products made of degradable plastics, such as bags or packaging and fast-food containers made of expanded polystyrene.

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