25th Feb 2024


EU ministers all-but agree Belarus jet-leasing ban

EU foreign ministers meeting Monday provisionally decided to block jet-leasing firms from working with Belarusian airline Belavia because Minsk was shuttling migrants from the Middle East and pushing them into Europe, diplomatic sources said. "We have a political agreement," a source said, after Ireland, which leases jets, had raised objections. EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said it was "unacceptable" that Belarus was "weaponising poor people" to attack the EU.

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After two years of war, time to hit Putin's LNG exports

Two years of tragedies, with well over 100,000 Russian war crimes now registered, underscore the urgent need to stop international LNG investments in Russia that continue to fund Vladimir Putin's war chest.


Creating the conditions for just peace in Ukraine

What would 'just peace' look like for Ukraine? How could we get there? And what does 'just peace' actually mean? Brussels Dispatches on how to get to long-term peace in Ukraine.

Energy and minerals disputes overshadow new EU-ACP pact

The launch of a new EU treaty with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states was overshadowed by disputes over the clean-energy transition, critical minerals, and the refusal of over 30 countries to sign the treaty this week.

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