4th Dec 2023


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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Optimising Alzheimer's disease health care pathways across Europe

Despite challenges and barriers across European health systems in the timely detection and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, policymakers have a unique opportunity to be remembered for improving the AD care pathway and transforming the way the disease is managed.


The EU's U-turn on caged farm animals — explained

A European citizens' initiative — signed by 1.4 million people — saw the EU Commission promise to ban cages for 300 million farmed animals. Then the farming lobby got involved.


EU-China summit and migration files in focus This WEEK

This week, EU and Chinese leaders will meet in Beijing to discuss how to cooperate in the international area despite their rivalry. Meanwhile, a marathon trilogue on the five migration files takes place on Thursday.

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