10th Dec 2023


Protests in Strasbourg at rejection of Catalan MEPs

Thousands of Catalans gathered outside the European Parliament on Tuesday, protesting that their three MEPs, elected in May, have been prevented from taking their seats by the Spanish authorities. To applause from fellow MEPs, Irish Sinn Fein MEP, Matt Carthy, said the "credibility" of the parliament and of democracy was being undermined as the Catalan MEPs were not allowed to take their seats.

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How Moldova is trying to control tuberculosis

Moldova, Europe's poorest country, is working hard to combat tuberculosis. The country wants to be tuberculosis-free by 2030, at the same time as joining the EU. That's quite a challenge.


Sudanese fleeing violence find no haven in Egypt or EU

Since the cycle of violence started earlier this year in Sudan, more than six million people have been displaced. With increasingly fewer safe areas within the country, thousands have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries — especially Egypt.


How should EU reform the humanitarian aid system?

The example of Ukraine illustrates that donors like the EU should be more ambitious about the localisation of aid. And this funding to local actors needs to be predictable, flexible, and longer than the typical one-year funding cycle.

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