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2nd Mar 2024

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Michel: EU wants to keep nuclear deal with Iran

After a telephone call with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, EU Council president Charles Michel tweeted that the nuclear deal with Iran (JCPOA) "remains crucial for global security." The read-out of the conversation says that Michel asked Rouhani "to avoid posing irreversible acts." The EU wants to continue with the nuclear deal, despite the call from US president Donald Trump to Europe on Wednesday to jettison it.

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EU docks €32m in funding to UN Gaza agency pending audit

The European Commission will release €50m out of €82m in funds for the UN aid agency (UNRWA) operating in Gaza. The remaining €32m will come pending an audit. The commission has received no evidence to support Israeli allegations against UNRWA.

'Outdated' rules bar MEP from entering plenary with child

During a plenary session in Strasbourg, an MEP was denied access to the chamber because he was carrying his young child, due to unforeseen circumstances. The episode shows parliament's rules need to be updated, several MEPs told EUobserver.

Commission plays down row over Rwanda minerals pact

The European Commission has played down a diplomatic row over its recent minerals agreement with Rwanda, after Congolese president Felix Tshishekedi, who accuses Rwanda of plundering his country's natural resources, described the deal as a "provocation in very bad taste".

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Why are the banking lobby afraid of a digital euro?

Europeans deserve a digital euro that transcends the narrow interests of the banking lobby and embodies the promise of a fairer and more competitive monetary and financial landscape.

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