Europe optimistic for winter as Nord Stream cut comes into effect
29 July 2022 | 1:58 pm
Russian gas supplies to Germany via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline have been cut to just 20% of capacity. But the EU's energy commissioner has told DW that contingency plans for the winter are already being formulated.
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There are attempts to roll back LGBTQ rights in some European countries. Human rights experts tell DW it's not a backlash, but the result of a targeted campaign.
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Talking Europe hosts Pascal Lamy, co-ordinator of the Jacques Delors institutes, and a distinguished former head of the World Trade Organization and former EU Trade Commissioner. We discuss great power competition in today's world; the EU’s influence when it comes to global trade and regulation; the critical importance of Africa to Europe; and climate adaptation in the light of Lamy’s role as a member of the Climate Overshoot Commission.
The recent announcement of a US-backed rail and shipping project linking India with the Middle East and Europe is seen as a challenge to Beijing's "Belt and Road Initiative."
Beijing has called a European Commission probe into Chinese electric vehicle subsidies, a "naked protectionist act."
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