28th Feb 2024


EU parliament urged to exclude Belarus diplomats

A cross-party group of MEPs from France, Germany, Poland, and further afield has urged European Parliament president David Sassoli to curb access for Belarusian diplomats in response to Belarus' expulsions of EU diplomats in recent months. The "symbolic but important" move would be "a sign of support to European diplomats" and "a sign of solidarity with democratic opposition of Belarus," after more than six months of anti-regime protests, MEPs said.

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EU supply chain law fails, with 14 states failing to back it

Member states failed on Wednesday to agree to the EU's long-awaited Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence Directive, after 13 EU ambassadors declared abstention and one, Sweden, expressed opposition (there was no formal vote), EUobserver has learned.


Joined-up EU defence procurement on the horizon?

Disputes between member states, notably Germany, highlight the lack of coordination among national industrial capabilities for a European Defence Industrial Strategy — which may include the EU's first ever defence commissioner.

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