1st Dec 2023


Romania's supreme court lifts travel ban on Kovesi

Romania's supreme court on Wednesday lifted a ban preventing its former anti-corruption chief, Laura Codruta Kovesi, leaving the country or speaking to press. Kovesi is the leading candidate to become the first head of the European Prosecutor's Office, despite Romania's social democrat-led government opposing her candidacy. As head of Romania's National Anti-Corruption Directorate she had the social democrat leader Liviu Dragnea convicted of vote rigging in 2015 and corruption.

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What are the big money debates at COP28 UN climate summit?

The most critical UN climate conference (COP28) ever will run from Thursday to mid-December — with talks on climate commitments and climate finance expected to determine the success of this year's summit.


'Pay or okay?' — Facebook & Instagram vs the EU

Since last week, Mark Zuckerberg's Meta corporation is forcing its European users to either accept their intrusive privacy practices — or pay €156 per year to access Facebook and Instagram without tracking advertising.

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