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25th Mar 2023

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Frontex trains new border guards online

The EU's border agency, Frontex, is in the process of training 265 new border guards, to be deployed in January next year. "They started their e-learning phase, so this is a three-month e-learning phase and then they will attend physical training," said Frontex head Fabrice Leggeri. The recruits are part of the agency's new standing corps, which may reach 10,000 personnel.

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EU's new critical raw materials act could be a recipe for conflict

Solar panels, wind-turbines, electric vehicle batteries and other green technologies require minerals including aluminium, cobalt and lithium — which are mined in some of the most conflict-riven nations on earth, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Kazakhstan.

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