25th Mar 2023


Commission lifts 'yellow card' on Thai fish exports

The European Commission on Tuesday lifted its 'yellow card' warning on Thai fish exports, saying the country had "successfully addressed shortcomings" in illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing. The system had been in place since April 2015, in light of the country's failure to properly supervise the threat to fish stocks. A 'red card' could have seen a block on fish exports from Thailand - the world's third-largest exporter of seafood.

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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.

Polish abortion rights activist vows to appeal case

Polish abortion rights activists Justyna Wydrzyńska was last week sentenced for giving abortion pills to a 12-week pregnant woman. She will appeal. But with a court stacked by politically-appointed judges, her chances of overturning it are slim.

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