2nd Dec 2023


EU debunks 'migrant crisis' politics

The idea the EU was still facing a migration "crisis" was populist "misinformation", the European Commission said on Wednesday, while noting a fall in Mediterranean arrivals to just 116,647 people last year. "Europe is no longer experiencing the migration crisis we lived in 2015, but structural problems remain," commission deputy head Frans Timmermans said, amid far-right alarmism on migrants ahead of the European Parliament elections in May.

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Brussels denies having no 'concern' on Spain's amnesty law

The Spanish government remains secretive about its negotiations with pro-independence Catalans, but claims the EU Commission has "zero concerns" about their proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. The EU executive denies that.


Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

Discussion of the biggest existential threat humanity has ever faced is barely mentioned on billboards or signage in Dubai — yet visitors are made aware quite quickly that t world rugby sevens tournament is imminent.

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