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Governor Healey sworn in and outlines political commitments

Governor Healey sworn in and outlines political commitments

By Colin A. Young | State House Press Service Maura Healey was sworn in as Massachusetts’ 73rd governor at 12:32 p.m. Thursday, rising to the state’s highest office after two terms as attorney general and pledging to address challenges including housing, the cost of life, transport and climate change. “We have untold wealth in Massachusetts. …

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EU standards chief calls for tougher lobbying rules amid Qatar scandal

EU standards chief calls for tougher lobbying rules amid Qatar scandal

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly on Monday called for an urgent overhaul of the EU’s ethics system following the Qatar corruption scandal that rocked the European Parliament. In an interview with POLITICO, O’Reilly said the failure of “political champions” to promote a functioning European ethics system over the years has allowed scandals to proliferate. And she …

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Europe's climate ambitions must be met by socially just and inclusive policies

Europe’s climate ambitions must be met by socially just and inclusive policies

Brussels, Belgium. As Europe takes more and more concrete steps to make the Green Deal a reality, more than 1,200 participants and 75 speakers gathered to discuss the social dimension of the green transition at the first European Forum on the employment and social rights. For two days, President Ursula von der Leyen, European Commissioner …

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