15th Apr 2024


Spanish PM refuses dialogue with Catalonia president

Spain's acting prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, was in Barcelona on Monday to visit the police injured during recent independence protests, he tweeted. In a letter sent to the president of Catalonia, Quim Torra, Sanchez accused him of "turning his back" on security forces and the anti-independence half of the population there. Replying to Sanchez's letter, Torra asked for "dialogue without conditions", after Sanchez refused to speak with him this weekend.

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EU puts Sudan war and famine-risk back in spotlight

The EU is hoping to put the international spotlight back on Sudan amid a war where half the population is at risk of famine. And Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, also warned of Russia's presence in the country.


Private fears of fairtrade activist for EU election campaign

I am not sleeping well, tossing and turning at night because I am obsessed about the EU election campaign, worried by geopolitical tensions, a far-right next parliament, and a backlash against the Green Deal, writes Sophie Aujean of Fairtrade International.


EU special summit, MEPs prep work, social agenda This WEEK

EU leaders gather in Brussels for a special two-day summit this week, while MEPs will prepare for the last plenary session of the legislature. In Italy, G7 foreign affairs ministers will convene from Wednesday to Friday.

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