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April 12, 2024

In Brief: EU parliament passes final Green Deal dossiers ahead of elections; US EPA targets ‘forever chemicals’

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The EU has launched an inquiry into Chinese suppliers of wind turbines, centred on the construction of wind parks in Spain, Greece, France, Romania and Bulgaria. In a speech, EU commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager said Europe needs a systematic approach to counter unfair competition from China. “And we need it before it is too late. We can’t afford to see what happened on solar panels, happening again on electric vehicles, wind or essential chips,” she said. Last week, the European Commission said it had opened two in-depth investigations under its foreign subsidies regulation involving two companies with links to China, which are bidders in the public procurement procedure of a photovoltaic park in Romania.

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