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10th Aug 2020

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Report: Millions of EU Eritrea aid used for forced labour

The EU gave €20m in aid to Eritrea, a dictatorship in the Horn of Africa, to build a road and stop the flux of migration. However, this road appears to be constructed by forced conscripts, the New York Times reports. The EU has no means to monitor the project and also decided to increase its aid in 2020 to €95m, funding a system the UN calls "tantamount to enslavement".

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Schrems privacy ruling risks EU's ties to digital world

With more and more trade moving to the digital realm, Europe can ill-afford to cut itself off. Meanwhile, China continues to advance a vision for an internet that is fractured along national boundaries and controlled by governments.

EU wary of violence in Belarus election

EU states have voiced fear of violence during Belarus elections on Sunday, as president Aleksander Lukashenko seeks to maintain his third decade in power.

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