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Scotland bans rent increases and stops evictions

Rent prices are being frozen in Scotland until at least March 2023 – evictions are also to be suspended. The Scottish First Minister sees the cost of living crisis as a “danger to life” and demands an energy price cap from London. This is a “humanitarian emergency”, says Scottish First […]

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UK: 4-Day week trial shows first successes

The world’s largest trial of a 4-day week in the UK has got off to a successful start and is showing initial positive results. CNN Business questioned employees and participating companies: Many do not want to go back to the long working hours after the test phase – that’s how […]

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Spain is fighting food waste by holding companies accountable 

Spain obliges supermarkets, retailers, and restaurants to reduce the amount of food waste. An average of 31 kilos of food per Spaniard ends up in the rubbish each year. The new rule requires edible goods to be donated, and products close to their best-before date will be reduced in price. […]

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Greece: Energy companies must give up 90 percent of their extra profits to cover electricity costs for citizens

Energy and power companies are among the biggest beneficiaries of the current crisis. Bills are skyrocketing for the population, while energy suppliers are making billions in profits. In Greece, energy companies must now pay 90 percent of their excessive crisis profits to the state. The conservative government wants to use […]

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Price limits, vouchers, and tax cuts: Unlike Austria, most governments are trying to fight inflation

Energy prices are going through the roof. But for the first time, the Austrian government did not decide on anything at the energy summit. Many other European governments have already taken measures against inflation in the summer and are now extending them—relatively unattached to the ruling party’s colour. Whether Orbán […]

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