27th Mar 2023


EU mulls new Russia sanctions over Ukraine 'elections'

France and Germany have proposed adding five names to EU visa ban lists on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, but Poland wants to add even more people, Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in Brussels Monday. The names would cover people who organised what the EU and Ukraine called "illegal" elections in Russia-occupied east Ukraine on 11 November. EU ministers "agreed in principle" to go ahead, Czaputowicz said.

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Biden's 'democracy summit' poses questions for EU identity

From the perspective of international relations, the EU is a rare bird indeed. Theoretically speaking it cannot even exist. The charter of the United Nations, which underlies the current system of global governance, distinguishes between states and organisations of states.


EU's new critical raw materials act could be a recipe for conflict

Solar panels, wind-turbines, electric vehicle batteries and other green technologies require minerals including aluminium, cobalt and lithium — which are mined in some of the most conflict-riven nations on earth, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Kazakhstan.


Okay, alright, AI might be useful after all

Large Language Models could give the powers trained data-journalists wield, to regular boring journalists like me — who don't know how to use Python. And that makes me tremendously excited, to be honest.

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