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EC scientific advisor scrapped for now

The position of European Commission chief scientific advisor is now on hiatus, with no decision yet made about whether a replacement will be appointed
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EU countries gain right to ban GM crops

Legislators agreed new measures allowing EU member states to ban genetically-modified crops in their territories on Wednesday, but the rules’ legal robustness has already been questioned
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MEPs back more checks on EU laws’ impact

The European Parliament has called for tougher impact assessments of legislative proposals, in a move critics say could feed a deregulation agenda gathering pace in Brussels
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Green public procurement’s growing pains

Greening public buying has been on the agenda for many years but progress on the ground has been slow. Roz Bulleid looks at what policymakers are doing to help
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