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16th Apr 2024

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EU: Israel's NGO law is threat to democracy

The European Commission has said that Israel’s so called “transparency law”, passed by the Knesset on Monday by a slim majority, risked “undermining” its status as a “vibrant democracy” with “freedom of speech and a diverse civil society”. It said the bill, which imposes administrative burdens on government-critical NGOs funded by the EU or other foreign donors, “seems aimed at constraining the activities of these civil society organisations”.

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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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