11th Dec 2023


Trump turned down: Greenland not for sale

MPs from Greenland and Denmark Friday turned down ideas aired by US president Donald Trump of buying Greenland, part of Denmark with self-government over domestic affairs. "No thanks. I do not think it will be beneficial for Greenland's development," Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, MP for the left-wing Inuit Ataqatigiit told public broadcaster DR. Danish PM Mette Frederiksen is in Greenland 18-19 August, while Trump is due to visit Copenhagen in September.

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EU's 'do no harm' Libya policy hit by militia revelations

The European Commission's self-declared policy of not doing any harm in Libya appears increasingly strained, following reports Frontex collaborated with the Tariq Bin Zeyad Brigade — a Libyan militia with ties to the Russian mercenary group Wagner.

COP28 focuses on EU failure to cut livestock emissions

This year's COP28 casts its eye on agriculture, which generates one-third of global emissions. A sector in which EU climate policies lack ambition — as even acknowledged by members of the EU delegation.


Final EU summit of 2023 plus rule of law in Spain This WEEK

EU leaders will gather in Brussels for their final summit of 2023, with a tough agenda that includes Ukraine, the Middle East, enlargement, and the revision of the EU budget, including €50bn financial aid for Kyiv.


Why this week's EU summit must agree a new budget deal

There are claims by some member states that there are pots of unused cash sloshing around in the EU's coffers. This is simply untrue. By European Parliament budget rapporteur MEPs Jan Olbyrcht and Margarida Marques.

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