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14th Apr 2024

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EU to look into Italy spending on migrant boat later on

The European Commission said it will assess EU funds allegedly spent by Italy for escorting the Aquarius boat carrying migrants to Valencia once the "reporting period" for the use of such funds ends at the end of this year, a spokesperson said following EUobserver's report. "We cannot confirm this information ... we have standard procedures through which we assess eligibility at the end of the reporting period," she said.

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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).

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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.

Resist backlash on deforestation law, green groups tell EU

European environmental groups have urged the EU Commission to stand firm on implementing the bloc's landmark anti-deforestation legislation — despite a backlash from governments in South America, Africa and some EU ministers.

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