31st May 2023


EU ministers 'supportive' of Syria air strikes

"The Council is supportive of all efforts aimed at the prevention of the use of chemical weapons," EU foreign ministers said jointly in Luxembourg Monday after France, the UK, and the US bombed Syrian military facilities on Saturday. The "targeted" strikes had "the sole objective to prevent further use of chemical weapons ... by the Syrian regime to kill its own people," they said, blaming Syria for a recent massacre.

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EU clashes over protection of workers exposed to asbestos

EU parliament is calling for more protection for workers exposed to asbestos, the main cause of workplace fatalities in the EU, while member states remain more cautious and will call for a review of its mandate.

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