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Breaking the ‘forever’ in ‘forever chemicals’

Calls for a balanced approach during the initial stage of discussions to restrict man-made highly-persistent chemicals that can be toxic to both humans and the environment. ‘Forever chemicals’ is a colloquial term for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a large group of synthetic chemicals that are widely used across various industries for their useful properties. PFAS are known for their resistance to water, oil, and heat,...
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Abortion as a fundamental right: half of Malta’s MEPs vote no

A Resolution approved by the European Parliament calls on Poland and Malta to repeal their laws and other measures that ban and restrict abortion. Malta’s MEPs adopted different positions on a European Parliament resolution calling for the right to abortion to be enshrined in the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, reflecting the debate back home on this controversial issue. The resolution, which is...
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Maltese S&D MEPs abstain on EU’s new migration legislation

Malta regards the agreement as failing to reach the right balance between solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility between EU Member States. None of the four Maltese MEPs forming part of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) voted in favour of the EU Regulation on asylum and migration management, the main legislation being proposed in a package of ten legislative texts...

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