23rd Mar 2023


Merkel to meet Conte to find migration compromise

German chancellor Angela Merkel and the new Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte will meet in Berlin on Monday, in a series of bilateral meetings this week aiming to foster agreement on a new stricter EU migration policy ahead of next week's EU summit. French president Emmanuel Macron met Conte in Paris already on Friday, where the two called for asylum processing centres to be set up in migrant countries.

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How much can we trust Russian opinion polls on the war?

The lack of Russian opposition to the Russo-Ukrainian War is puzzling. The war is going nowhere, Russian casualties are staggering, the economy is in trouble, and living standards are declining, and yet polls indicate that most Russians support the war.

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