1st Dec 2023


North Macedonia elections to test pro-EU party

North Macedonia has dissolved parliament and set 12 April for snap elections in the wake of an EU refusal to open accession talks with Skopje last year. The vote will test the popularity of the pro-EU Social Democrats party of former prime minister Zoran Zaev, amid concern the EU setback could give a boost to nationalist forces, but pro-enlargement states hope accession talks can now be opened in March.

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What are the big money debates at COP28 UN climate summit?

The most critical UN climate conference (COP28) ever will run from Thursday to mid-December — with talks on climate commitments and climate finance expected to determine the success of this year's summit.


'Pay or okay?' — Facebook & Instagram vs the EU

Since last week, Mark Zuckerberg's Meta corporation is forcing its European users to either accept their intrusive privacy practices — or pay €156 per year to access Facebook and Instagram without tracking advertising.

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