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15th Apr 2024

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MEPs grill Ashton over Libya-G4S fiasco

Two German MEPs - Franziska Brantner and Michael Theurer - have asked foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton why she hired security firm G4S to protect EU embassies in Libya when it did not have permission to operate there, in violation of tender rules. The answer is due by 15 July.

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Agenda

EU special summit, MEPs prep work, social agenda This WEEK

EU leaders gather in Brussels for a special two-day summit this week, while MEPs will prepare for the last plenary session of the legislature. In Italy, G7 foreign affairs ministers will convene from Wednesday to Friday.

UK-EU deal on Gibraltar only 'weeks away'

EU and UK negotiators said that a new post-Brexit settlement for Gibraltar was just weeks away from completion following four-way talks in Brussels on Friday (12 April).

Opinion

Calling time on Amazon's monopolism and exploitation

As Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos just reclaimed the title of the richest person on Earth, its workers cannot even take a bathroom break under the pressure of meeting inhumane performance targets.

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