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Green win in European Parliament on tackling ‘planned obsolescence’

The European Parliament has this week backed a Green initiative which aims to extend the life of consumer products.

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EDF could ‘arm-twist’ higher electricity prices, warns MEP

Soaring costs and further delays to Hinkley could lower financial returns for EDF and result in consumers being ‘arm-twisted’ into paying even higher prices, Molly has warned.

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Government must match EU on tax transparency, says Green Party finance speaker as MEPs vote in favour of country-by-country reporting

As the European Parliament votes to support country-by-country reporting Molly has insisted that such tax transparency must form part of any post Brexit trade deal.

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EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement – an instrument for corporate tax avoidance?

This report explores the impact that the so-call ‘modernisation’ of the EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA) might have on corporate tax avoidance and illicit financial flows.

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Google fined by European Commission for abuse of power

Molly responds to a 2.42bn euros (£2.1bn) fine on Google after the European Commission found it to be abusing its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results.

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