4th Dec 2023


Over 6,000 people rescued at sea on Monday

Boats from European navies and humanitarian NGOs rescued 6,055 people in the Mediterranean sea on Monday. The migrants, including many minors and pregnant women, were on 39 different vessels and were mainly from sub-Saharan Africa. Nine people died despite the rescue operations. Monday was the third anniversary of the Lampedusa disaster, when some 500 people died off the Italian island when their boat sank on 3 October 2013.

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Optimising Alzheimer's disease health care pathways across Europe

Despite challenges and barriers across European health systems in the timely detection and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, policymakers have a unique opportunity to be remembered for improving the AD care pathway and transforming the way the disease is managed.


The EU's U-turn on caged farm animals — explained

A European citizens' initiative — signed by 1.4 million people — saw the EU Commission promise to ban cages for 300 million farmed animals. Then the farming lobby got involved.


EU-China summit and migration files in focus This WEEK

This week, EU and Chinese leaders will meet in Beijing to discuss how to cooperate in the international area despite their rivalry. Meanwhile, a marathon trilogue on the five migration files takes place on Thursday.

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