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16th Apr 2024

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France to nationalise nuclear operator amid energy crisis

France is set to take full control of the debt-laden nuclear power group EDF, prime minister Élisabeth Borne told parliament on Wednesday. She did not give any details, but president Emmanuel Macron said during his re-election campaign in March that part of the company should be nationalised to bolster French energy independence. EDF has been grappling with debt which further spiked during the energy crisis this year.

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EU puts Sudan war and famine-risk back in spotlight

The EU is hoping to put the international spotlight back on Sudan amid a war where half the population is at risk of famine. And Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, also warned of Russia's presence in the country.

Opinion

Private fears of fairtrade activist for EU election campaign

I am not sleeping well, tossing and turning at night because I am obsessed about the EU election campaign, worried by geopolitical tensions, a far-right next parliament, and a backlash against the Green Deal, writes Sophie Aujean of Fairtrade International.

Agenda

EU special summit, MEPs prep work, social agenda This WEEK

EU leaders gather in Brussels for a special two-day summit this week, while MEPs will prepare for the last plenary session of the legislature. In Italy, G7 foreign affairs ministers will convene from Wednesday to Friday.

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