Stockholm’s clampdown on ‘chaotic’ e-scooters – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s billion-dollar e-scooter pioneer Voi has a new minefield policy for mobility – in its hometown. Stockholm lawmakers have said that by February 1, the number of e-scooters in the city should be halved from around 23,000 to 12,000 and divided equally among eight operators – … Read more

EU court slaps down Brussels, Paris and Madrid in car pollution spat – POLITICO

The European Union’s Court of Justice on Thursday told Brussels, Paris and Madrid that it had no right to challenge the European Commission’s attempts to set technical standards for vehicle emissions as part of efforts to reduce pollution. The three cities – which suffer from endemic levels of air pollution – had objected to the … Read more

Omicron puts Macron’s grand EU presidency plan at risk – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article PARIS – Emmanuel Macron had hoped his country’s presidency of the European Union would boost his potential re-election bid – then came Omicron. Now, the uncertainty surrounding personal events, positive tests from top officials and headlines dominated by the pandemic risk jeopardizing a well-constructed, partially designed program. The … Read more