3rd Dec 2023


Poland and Hungary plan 'Visegrad' bank

Poland and Hungary have been in talks about setting up a development bank with the other two countries of the Visegrad group, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki revealed on Wednesday following a visit to Budapest. Reuters reported that the bank would be aimed at investments in infrastructure in the central European region, but still needs the backing of Bratislava and Prague.

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Brussels denies having no 'concern' on Spain's amnesty law

The Spanish government remains secretive about its negotiations with pro-independence Catalans, but claims the EU Commission has "zero concerns" about their proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. The EU executive denies that.


Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

Discussion of the biggest existential threat humanity has ever faced is barely mentioned on billboards or signage in Dubai — yet visitors are made aware quite quickly that t world rugby sevens tournament is imminent.

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