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16th Apr 2024

Ticker

EU leaders pick Tusk and Mogherini for top posts

EU leaders in Brussels on Saturday picked Polish PM Donald Tusk to be the next EU Council head and Italian FM Federica Mogherini to be the bloc's next foreign relations chief. Tusk will take up his post on 1 December, while Mogherini will start along with the new European Commission.

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EU puts Sudan war and famine-risk back in spotlight

The EU is hoping to put the international spotlight back on Sudan amid a war where half the population is at risk of famine. And Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, also warned of Russia's presence in the country.

Opinion

Private fears of fairtrade activist for EU election campaign

I am not sleeping well, tossing and turning at night because I am obsessed about the EU election campaign, worried by geopolitical tensions, a far-right next parliament, and a backlash against the Green Deal, writes Sophie Aujean of Fairtrade International.

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.

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