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27th Feb 2024

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Is a Brexit deal still possible?

EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday that EU ambassadors agreed to open intensive "tunnel" negotiations on British PM Boris Johnson's latest proposals, aiming to reach an agreement by next Thursday's summit, the Guardian writes. Johnson's proposals for the Irish border had been highly criticised by Barnier. However, Jonhson and his Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, concluded talks on Wednesday saying that there is a "pathway" to an agreement.

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Opinion

For Ukraine's sake, pass the EU due diligence directive

The EU Commission's 2022 CSDDD proposal did not include provisions incorporating "conflict due diligence", they were added, after the Russian invasion, by the European Parliament and Council into the final directive text — for Ukraine's sake, vote for it.

Angry farmers block Brussels again, urge fix to 'unfair' prices

Following weeks of demonstrations across Europe, farmers returned to Brussels to protest over unfair competition in prices, as EU agriculture ministers met just a few metres away to discuss a response. The police used water cannon and tear gas.

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