4th Dec 2023


EU to pay €25m for two military bases in Niger

The EU is preparing to pay Niger €25m over the next three years to create an Armed Forces Technician Training Centre on military logistics and a "forward operating base" in the Tillabéri region in the west of the country to reduce its army's "vulnerability" to jihadist attacks there, according to an EU draft decision dated 12 July and seen by EUobserver. The money comes with strings attached on human-rights compliance.

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Optimising Alzheimer's disease health care pathways across Europe

Despite challenges and barriers across European health systems in the timely detection and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, policymakers have a unique opportunity to be remembered for improving the AD care pathway and transforming the way the disease is managed.


The EU's U-turn on caged farm animals — explained

A European citizens' initiative — signed by 1.4 million people — saw the EU Commission promise to ban cages for 300 million farmed animals. Then the farming lobby got involved.


EU-China summit and migration files in focus This WEEK

This week, EU and Chinese leaders will meet in Beijing to discuss how to cooperate in the international area despite their rivalry. Meanwhile, a marathon trilogue on the five migration files takes place on Thursday.

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