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21st Feb 2024

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EU should 'align all' funds toward Green Deal

The EU's €37bn virus crisis fund and its long-term budget should be used to help cut CO2 emissions in line with the EU's so-called Green Deal objectives, Diederik Samsom, the head of cabinet of European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans told press on Tuesday. "We should ... align everything that we have, including the MFF [budget] into one objective, which is to make the Green Deal happen," Samsom said, Bloomberg reports.

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EU-Israel trade agreement must be on table to stop Rafah attack

The EU-Israel association trade agreement enabled €46.8bn of trade last year. Exports rose for both parties by around 20 percent in 2022. As the bloc's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said: "Yes, we have the capacity to influence [Israel]."

'Nightmare' 2024 sees Orbán struggle ahead of EU elections

Viktor Orbán admits that 2024 "could not have started any worse" for his government. The sex-abuse scandal that led to the resignation of the president provides an opportunity for Hungary's opposition — but their fragmentation could be a major obstacle.

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