14th Apr 2024


Germany seeks to revive EU-China investment pact

Germany's new chancellor Olof Scholz did not mention human rights in his first phone call with Chinese president Xi Jinping Tuesday, according to readouts, while focusing on improving trade relations instead. Scholz said he hoped a new China-EU Investment Agreement "will take effect as soon as possible", even though the European Parliament has blocked this because China blacklisted dozens of MEPs and EU officials in a sanctions dispute.

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UK-EU deal on Gibraltar only 'weeks away'

EU and UK negotiators said that a new post-Brexit settlement for Gibraltar was just weeks away from completion following four-way talks in Brussels on Friday (12 April).


Calling time on Amazon's monopolism and exploitation

As Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos just reclaimed the title of the richest person on Earth, its workers cannot even take a bathroom break under the pressure of meeting inhumane performance targets.

Resist backlash on deforestation law, green groups tell EU

European environmental groups have urged the EU Commission to stand firm on implementing the bloc's landmark anti-deforestation legislation — despite a backlash from governments in South America, Africa and some EU ministers.

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