3rd Dec 2023


MEPs criticise Slovenia on media attacks

MEPs have criticised the Slovenian government over its "attacks, smear campaigns, and slander" against journalists, saying it had created a "climate of hostility, distrust and deep polarisation". Thursday's non-binding resolution did not mention prime minister Janez Janša, who has personally insulted reporters on social media. But it was an embarrassment for his country in the last days of its EU presidency.

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Brussels denies having no 'concern' on Spain's amnesty law

The Spanish government remains secretive about its negotiations with pro-independence Catalans, but claims the EU Commission has "zero concerns" about their proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. The EU executive denies that.


Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

Discussion of the biggest existential threat humanity has ever faced is barely mentioned on billboards or signage in Dubai — yet visitors are made aware quite quickly that t world rugby sevens tournament is imminent.

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