30th May 2023


Greece asks for more firefighters

The Greek government is seeking help from abroad to replace its ground firefighting teams which are at the brink of exhaustion after three weeks of battling against massive wildfires, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports. Greek firefighters had been helped by foreign teams. Athens has agreed with Poland to retain the firefighters who arrived in Greece on 9 August, and has been in contact with other countries for additional ground team assistance.

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Equatorial Guinea: a 'tough nut' for the EU

The relationship between one of Africa's smallest countries, run by the world's longest-serving dictator, remains difficult — especially after the European Parliament broke its 20-year silence on human rights in the country.

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