6th Jun 2023


Belgium voices Chinese spy fears over airport hub

Belgian politicians have raised security concerns over plans by state-owned Chinese firm Alibaba to build a €100m logistics centre at an airport in the town of Liège. "Chinese intelligence officers could have access to sensitive and secure areas of the airport … The future economic importance of Liège airport to China can't be underestimated," Belgian justice minister Vincent Van Quickenborne said at a parliamentary hearing last week.

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Part of EU middle class 'being squeezed out', MEP warns

EUobserver interviewed Spanish MEP Jordi Cañas to discuss the situation of Europe's middle class, the dangerous political reaction if certain groups feel neglected, and the role that member states and the EU can play at the policy level.


In 2024, Europe's voters need to pick a better crop of MEPs

At 2024's European Parliament elections, the stakes will be very high. A lot has happened in the last four years. In 2019, there was no pandemic, no war in Europe and no johnny-come-lately countries demanding a seat at the table.

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