30th May 2023


Europe to see launch of new low-cost airline

UK carrier British Airways is to launch a low-cost airline in Europe by the summer of 2022 to compete with rivals Easyjet and Ryanair, according to a leaked internal memo, CNN reports. The firm confirmed it was working "on proposals for a short-haul operation at Gatwick", but declined to comment further. It made a loss of €2.3bn last year, but expects the short-haul market to quickly recover after the pandemic.

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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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