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Italy worried by Chinese drone buyout

Italy has opened a fresh investigation into a Chinese buyout of Italian military drone-maker Alpi Aviation in 2018, Reuters reports. Italian authorities were paying "utmost attention" to the matter, a source noted, with the enquiry potentially leading to a scrapping of the deal. EU foreign ministers also discussed tighter "foreign investor screening" in talks on future EU defence strategy on Monday.

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Nato's Madrid summit — key takeaways

For the most part Nato and its 30 leaders rose to the occasion — but it wasn't without room for improvement. The lesson remains that Nato still doesn't know how or want to hold allies accountable for disruptive behaviour.

MEPs boycott awards over controversial sponsorship

Two MEPs have withdrawn their nominations from the MEPs Awards over the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis's participation as a sponsor — currently involved in an alleged bribery scandal in Greece.

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