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3rd Oct 2023

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Catalans rally in support of separatist leaders

Some 80,000 people demonstrated in Barcelona on Sunday in support of the Catalonia separatist leaders under investigation for organising a consultative independence referendum in 2014. Former leader Artur Mas, who was at the demonstration, faces a 10-year ban on holding office for "serious disobedience" and "malfeasance". The speaker of the region's parliament Carme Forcadell is also being investigated.

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EU reveals 10 'critical tech' in bid to de-risk from China

The EU Commission published a list of 10 technologies with the potential to: undermine peace and security, violate human rights, or harm the EU's interests. The next step is to assess the risks, and then focus on mitigation measures.

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Northern Europe — the new Nato/Russia frontline

The world has changed, not least in northern Europe, which is rapidly becoming one of the new frontlines between Nato and Russia. It is sometimes said that even the largest avalanche is caused by something small. Watch Northern Europe

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The EU-Kenya free trade deal shows a waning 'Brussels effect'

EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis popped a bottle of champagne in early June 2023. After the failed ratification of an Economic Partnership Agreement with the East African Community in 2016, he finally could declare success. However, there's little to celebrate.

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