German nuclear waste to remain in France after years of talks

German nuclear waste to remain in France after years of talks

Germany and France have agreed that 152 containers of nuclear waste from Germany are to be treated in La Hague in northwestern France, while only three to five containers will return to Germany as the country is contractually obligated to take back its nuclear waste reprocessed abroad. According to a joint information paper by German economy and environment ministries, three to five containers with highly radioactive nuclear waste are to be returned from La Hague in France to the interim storage facility in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg by…

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Big countries’ tax deal to reveal rift in EU

Big countries’ tax deal to reveal rift in EU

A global deal on corporate tax looks set to bring to a climax a deep-seated European Union battle, pitting large members Germany, France and Italy against Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Although the smaller EU partners at the centre of a years-long struggle over their favourable tax regimes, welcomed the Group of Seven deal on June 5. for a minimum corporate rate of at least 15%, some critics predict trouble implementing it. The European Commission, the EU’s executive, has long struggled to get agreement within the bloc on a common…

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