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5th Mar 2024

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All 27 EU states backed deforestation pact

Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary have joined an international treaty against deforestation, according to an updated version of the signatories' list published by the organisers of the 'COP26' summit in Scotland Wednesday. EUobserver previously reported they had stayed out because they did not appear on the list as published immediately after the pact was signed Monday. The Croatian government, for one, vehemently denied EUobserver's report.

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Hungary's Ukrainian refugees in two minds as relations sour

Ukrainians struggle to match the kindness of individual Hungarians with the nationalist government's pro-Russia rhetoric. "Ukraine's primary enemies are Russians and Putin, obviously. But the number two is Viktor Orbán," Viktoria Petrovszka, a Ukrainian woman living in Hungary, says.

Opinion

The six-hour U-turn that saw the EU vote for austerity

The EU's own analysis has made it clear this is economic self-sabotage, and it's politically foolish three months from European elections where the far-right are predicted to increase support, writes the general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation.

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Defence, von der Leyen, women's rights, in focus This WEEK

Ursula von der Leyen is expected to be confirmed as the EPP candidate for president of the next EU Commission. A new defence strategy will be unveiled this week, while the ECB is expected to maintain interest rates.

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