4th Dec 2023


German MPs show interest in 'Magnitsky' sanctions

German MPs are preparing to debate merits of a national 'Magnitsky Act', Norbert Roettgen, a senior MP from the ruling centre-right CDU party has said. "It's fundamentally correct ... to have such a law," he told German newspaper Tagesspiegel, with Green and Liberal MPs also voicing support. Magnitsky Acts, named after late Russian activist Sergei Magnitsky, impose sanctions on human rights abusers, amid wider talks on EU-level Magnitsky-type measures.

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Optimising Alzheimer's disease health care pathways across Europe

Despite challenges and barriers across European health systems in the timely detection and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, policymakers have a unique opportunity to be remembered for improving the AD care pathway and transforming the way the disease is managed.


The EU's U-turn on caged farm animals — explained

A European citizens' initiative — signed by 1.4 million people — saw the EU Commission promise to ban cages for 300 million farmed animals. Then the farming lobby got involved.


EU-China summit and migration files in focus This WEEK

This week, EU and Chinese leaders will meet in Beijing to discuss how to cooperate in the international area despite their rivalry. Meanwhile, a marathon trilogue on the five migration files takes place on Thursday.

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