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27th Feb 2020

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New Saudi attack threats, but EU and US still divided

Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen have threatened further drone attacks against Saudi Arabia, putting at risk European oil supplies and southern neighbourhood security. The US has said Iran was directly responsible the assaults, but the European Commission repeated on Monday that "it [was] important to clearly establish the facts and then determine responsibility for this deplorable attack." The escalating tension comes amid a US-EU split on how to handle Iran.

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Opinion

EU development policy needs a fresh start

As the European Commission meets the African Union in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday, prior to a new EU-Africa strategy, the obsolete donor-recipient mentality must be junked, writes European Parliament development committee chairman Tomas Tobé MEP.

Focus

NGOs urge EU to tackle meat consumption 'problem'

"Food and agriculture are at the heart of the ecological crisis. This is one area where doing right by the planet means doing right by people in the most obvious way," said head of policy at NGO BirdLife, Ariel Brunner.

Feature

Coronavirus: voices from a quarantined Italian town

Panic-buying, plus resentment at the media for fuelling the panic, are the paradoxical responses of residents of the Italian towns of Vicenza and Vo', where Italy's first victim of the coronavirus died last Friday.

Greek island riots require measured response, says EU

Residents on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios have been met with riot police, following protests against plans to erect new migrant detention camps. The European Commission says measures by Athens' authorities must be "necessary and proportionate."

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