11th Dec 2023


VW's internal Dieselgate probe not yet done

The internal investigation into how Volkswagen Group (VW) ended up equipping 11 million diesel cars worldwide with cheating software, is not yet done, representatives of VW daughter company Audi told members of the European Parliament's own inquiry committee into the 16-month old Dieselgate scandal on Tuesday. MEPs identified maladministration by national authorities and the European Commission. The committee's draft report will be put to a vote on 28 February.

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How Moldova is trying to control tuberculosis

Moldova, Europe's poorest country, is working hard to combat tuberculosis. The country wants to be tuberculosis-free by 2030, at the same time as joining the EU. That's quite a challenge.


Sudanese fleeing violence find no haven in Egypt or EU

Since the cycle of violence started earlier this year in Sudan, more than six million people have been displaced. With increasingly fewer safe areas within the country, thousands have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries — especially Egypt.


How should EU reform the humanitarian aid system?

The example of Ukraine illustrates that donors like the EU should be more ambitious about the localisation of aid. And this funding to local actors needs to be predictable, flexible, and longer than the typical one-year funding cycle.

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