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28th Feb 2024

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Russian TV worker who held anti-war poster on air detained

The Russian media worker Marina Ovsyannikova, who became famous for holding an anti-war poster on live state television in March, has been reportedly detained by Russian police, DW reported on Sunday. Her lawyer, Dmitri Zakhvatov, confirmed the news to the Russian state-run Ria-Novosti news agency, arguing that her arrest was "linked one way or another to her act of protest." Back in March, she was also briefly detained.

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EU supply chain law fails, with 14 states failing to back it

Member states failed on Wednesday to agree to the EU's long-awaited Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence Directive, after 13 EU ambassadors declared abstention and one, Sweden, expressed opposition (there was no formal vote), EUobserver has learned.

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Joined-up EU defence procurement on the horizon?

Disputes between member states, notably Germany, highlight the lack of coordination among national industrial capabilities for a European Defence Industrial Strategy — which may include the EU's first ever defence commissioner.

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