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16th Apr 2024

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EU Ombudsman opens case on Selmayr promotion

EU Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has asked the European Commission to answer seven questions about its handling of Martin Selmayr's appointment as secretary general before 15 June. In a letter to commission president Jean-Claude Juncker published on Monday, she also asked the commission to hand over "all documents" and "all legal advice" related to Selmayr's promotion, which the EU Parliament said "could be viewed as a coup-like action".

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EU puts Sudan war and famine-risk back in spotlight

The EU is hoping to put the international spotlight back on Sudan amid a war where half the population is at risk of famine. And Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, also warned of Russia's presence in the country.

Opinion

Private fears of fairtrade activist for EU election campaign

I am not sleeping well, tossing and turning at night because I am obsessed about the EU election campaign, worried by geopolitical tensions, a far-right next parliament, and a backlash against the Green Deal, writes Sophie Aujean of Fairtrade International.

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.

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