3rd Dec 2023


EU to propose independent ethics body

European Commission vice-president Vera Jourova said she is committed to putting forward a proposal to create an independent, inter-institutional, ethics body. "I am convinced that we will see the creation of an independent ethics body," she said. Jourova was mandated for the task and said work is needed in the coming months "to achieve concrete progress" before tabling a proposal.

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Brussels denies having no 'concern' on Spain's amnesty law

The Spanish government remains secretive about its negotiations with pro-independence Catalans, but claims the EU Commission has "zero concerns" about their proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. The EU executive denies that.


Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

Discussion of the biggest existential threat humanity has ever faced is barely mentioned on billboards or signage in Dubai — yet visitors are made aware quite quickly that t world rugby sevens tournament is imminent.

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