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25th Feb 2024

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Austria's Kurz wants to update EU's Lisbon Treaty

Austria's conservative chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, suggested on Friday a far-reaching reform of the EU's Lisbon Treaty to include sanctions against members in debt, penalties for countries that do not register illegal immigrants, and consequences for violations of the rule of law. "We don't want to hand over the EU to the extreme fringes on the left or right, instead we need a strong politics of the centre," he said.

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After two years of war, time to hit Putin's LNG exports

Two years of tragedies, with well over 100,000 Russian war crimes now registered, underscore the urgent need to stop international LNG investments in Russia that continue to fund Vladimir Putin's war chest.

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Creating the conditions for just peace in Ukraine

What would 'just peace' look like for Ukraine? How could we get there? And what does 'just peace' actually mean? Brussels Dispatches on how to get to long-term peace in Ukraine.

Energy and minerals disputes overshadow new EU-ACP pact

The launch of a new EU treaty with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states was overshadowed by disputes over the clean-energy transition, critical minerals, and the refusal of over 30 countries to sign the treaty this week.

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