30th May 2023


Russia vaccine could be "dangerous", Germany says

Russia's new coronavirus vaccine could be "dangerous", Germany has warned, in what Russia called part of "groundless" international criticism. "The problem is we know very little, because Russian authorities aren't very transparent," German health minister Jens Spahn told German radio Wednesday. "There haven't been any ... clinical trials with thousands of volunteers, and it can be dangerous to start vaccinating millions, if not billions, of people too early," he said.

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Equatorial Guinea: a 'tough nut' for the EU

The relationship between one of Africa's smallest countries, run by the world's longest-serving dictator, remains difficult — especially after the European Parliament broke its 20-year silence on human rights in the country.


How the EU's money for waste went to waste in Lebanon

The EU led support for the waste management crisis in Lebanon, spending around €89m between 2004-2017, with at least €30m spent on 16 solid-waste management facilities. However, it failed to deliver.

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