27th Feb 2024


Croatia court jails ex-PM Sanader for six years

Croatia's supreme court in Zagreb on Thursday increased former prime minister Ivo Sanader's jail term to six years for taking more than €2m in kickbacks from a real estate deal during his time in power from 2003 to 2009. Sanader was also told to return any gains. "This is politically-motivated persecution that has lasted for nine years," he told reporters before escorted to the Remetinac prison.

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For Ukraine's sake, pass the EU due diligence directive

The EU Commission's 2022 CSDDD proposal did not include provisions incorporating "conflict due diligence", they were added, after the Russian invasion, by the European Parliament and Council into the final directive text — for Ukraine's sake, vote for it.

Angry farmers block Brussels again, urge fix to 'unfair' prices

Following weeks of demonstrations across Europe, farmers returned to Brussels to protest over unfair competition in prices, as EU agriculture ministers met just a few metres away to discuss a response. The police used water cannon and tear gas.

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