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16th Apr 2024

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Greece promises new asylum reception centres by 2021

Greek migration minister Notis Mitarachi said on Wednesday authorities are working towards finishing the construction of new, better-equipped, reception centres for asylum seekers on the islands of Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Leros and Kos by the autumn of 2021, Reuters reported. "In 12 months from today we should not have any of the legacy reception system we are seeing today," Mitarachi told a news conference.

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EU puts Sudan war and famine-risk back in spotlight

The EU is hoping to put the international spotlight back on Sudan amid a war where half the population is at risk of famine. And Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, also warned of Russia's presence in the country.

Opinion

Private fears of fairtrade activist for EU election campaign

I am not sleeping well, tossing and turning at night because I am obsessed about the EU election campaign, worried by geopolitical tensions, a far-right next parliament, and a backlash against the Green Deal, writes Sophie Aujean of Fairtrade International.

Agenda

EU special summit, MEPs prep work, social agenda This WEEK

EU leaders gather in Brussels for a special two-day summit this week, while MEPs will prepare for the last plenary session of the legislature. In Italy, G7 foreign affairs ministers will convene from Wednesday to Friday.

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