10th Jun 2023


Russia-led alliance sends forces to Kazakhstan

A Russia-led military alliance said on Thursday that it will send peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan after violent protests led to the resignation of the government earlier this week, AP reported. Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev had asked allies for help in controlling the unrest, including the seizure and setting alight of public buildings. Demonstrations were sparked by a rise in fuel prices in the central Asian nation.

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Negotiations on asylum reform to start next week, says MEP

The European Parliament is seeking to launch negotiations on key asylum reforms with member states as early as next week. The demand follows Thursday's breakthrough political agreement in Luxembourg among EU interior ministers.

EU gig workers compromise dubbed ‘a disaster for workers’

After several attempts to reach a common position, the EU Council could finally reach an agreement on the platform workers' rules at the upcoming ministerial meeting — but disagreements over the employment status of these workers remain sharp.

EU's proposed ethics body 'toothless', say campaigners

Transparency campaigners say the new ethics body proposed by the European Commission will do little to prevent corruption at the EU institutions. The proposal comes six months after allegations of a Qatari corruption affair involving a former European Parliament vice-president.

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