30th May 2023


More than a dozen EU countries oppose treaty change

Thirteen EU countries have signed a document opposing French president Emmanuel Macron's plans to launch a convention in response to the Conference on the Future of Europe where citizens have addressed issues that require treaty changes. "We do not support unconsidered and premature attempts to launch a process toward treaty change," the paper said. Last week, Italian prime minister Mario Draghi said he would support treaty change.

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Equatorial Guinea: a 'tough nut' for the EU

The relationship between one of Africa's smallest countries, run by the world's longest-serving dictator, remains difficult — especially after the European Parliament broke its 20-year silence on human rights in the country.


How the EU's money for waste went to waste in Lebanon

The EU led support for the waste management crisis in Lebanon, spending around €89m between 2004-2017, with at least €30m spent on 16 solid-waste management facilities. However, it failed to deliver.

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