30th May 2023


Former EU commissioner becomes Latvian president's advisor

Former European Commissioner for development Andris Piebalgs will take up a job as special advisor to Latvian president Andris Berzins, Latvian media reported on Monday. On 1 January 2015, Latvia takes up the presidency of the European Council for six months.

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Equatorial Guinea: a 'tough nut' for the EU

The relationship between one of Africa's smallest countries, run by the world's longest-serving dictator, remains difficult — especially after the European Parliament broke its 20-year silence on human rights in the country.


How the EU's money for waste went to waste in Lebanon

The EU led support for the waste management crisis in Lebanon, spending around €89m between 2004-2017, with at least €30m spent on 16 solid-waste management facilities. However, it failed to deliver.

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