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16th Apr 2024

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Uber loses Dutch court battle over employee status

Uber drivers in the Netherlands are entitled to the same employment benefits as taxi drivers, a court in Amsterdam has ruled, AP reported. The court argued the legal relationship between Uber and its drivers "conforms to all the characteristics of an employment contract". The Dutch workers' organisation that brought the case called the decision a major victory for Uber drivers.

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EU puts Sudan war and famine-risk back in spotlight

The EU is hoping to put the international spotlight back on Sudan amid a war where half the population is at risk of famine. And Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, also warned of Russia's presence in the country.

Opinion

Private fears of fairtrade activist for EU election campaign

I am not sleeping well, tossing and turning at night because I am obsessed about the EU election campaign, worried by geopolitical tensions, a far-right next parliament, and a backlash against the Green Deal, writes Sophie Aujean of Fairtrade International.

Agenda

EU special summit, MEPs prep work, social agenda This WEEK

EU leaders gather in Brussels for a special two-day summit this week, while MEPs will prepare for the last plenary session of the legislature. In Italy, G7 foreign affairs ministers will convene from Wednesday to Friday.

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