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15th Apr 2024

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EU: Israel built 8,000 settler homes in six months

Israel advanced nearly 8,000 housing units in the West Bank including East Jerusalem in the first half of 2017, according to new European Union statistics. The development, illegal under international law, will enable potentially 30,000 Israeli settlers to move to the area. According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics already 4.6 percent of the total Israeli population resides in the Occupied West Bank excluding East Jerusalem.

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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.

UK-EU deal on Gibraltar only 'weeks away'

EU and UK negotiators said that a new post-Brexit settlement for Gibraltar was just weeks away from completion following four-way talks in Brussels on Friday (12 April).

Opinion

Calling time on Amazon's monopolism and exploitation

As Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos just reclaimed the title of the richest person on Earth, its workers cannot even take a bathroom break under the pressure of meeting inhumane performance targets.

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