Discovery’s $14.6B Takeover of Scripps Cleared in Europe

The European Commission on Tuesday cleared Discovery Communication’s $14.6 billion takeover of Scripps – home of both the Food Network and HGTV – as long as Discovery makes two Polish channels it owns available for “a reasonable fee” for the next seven years.

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EU Agency Ducks Citizens’ Demand to Ban Roundup

Responding to a citizen petition to ban the key ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, the European Commission said Tuesday it finds no credible link between the chemical and health problems but would instead improve transparency in the pesticide-approval process.

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EU Court Orders Poland to Stop Logging in Ancient Forest

Europe’s highest court on Monday again ordered Poland to immediately stop logging operations in what’s left of an ancient forest that once covered the European plain, and threatened fines of $117,000 per day in a case that’s pitted the EU and environmentalists against Poland’s conservative government for most of the year.

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