16th Apr 2024


EU states reject 'modest' change on foreign policy votes

EU countries have rejected a small move towards using majority-voting, instead of consensus, in doing foreign policy. EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell had made a "modest" proposal to use votes when implementing details of a new action plan on human rights, but "member states did not agree", he said Thursday. The 35-page rights plan promises to protect LGBTI minorities, a hot-button issue for homophobic governments in Hungary and Poland.

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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.


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.

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