25th Feb 2024


ECB raises interest rate for first time in 11 years

The European Central Bank (ECB) has increased its key interest rate by 0.5 percentage points, to 0.0 percent, for the first time in more than 11 years as it tries to control soaring eurozone inflation. The rate has been negative since 2014 to boost the region's economy. However, inflation rose at a record 8.6 percent in a year, which is well above the bank's two-percent target.

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After two years of war, time to hit Putin's LNG exports

Two years of tragedies, with well over 100,000 Russian war crimes now registered, underscore the urgent need to stop international LNG investments in Russia that continue to fund Vladimir Putin's war chest.


Creating the conditions for just peace in Ukraine

What would 'just peace' look like for Ukraine? How could we get there? And what does 'just peace' actually mean? Brussels Dispatches on how to get to long-term peace in Ukraine.

Energy and minerals disputes overshadow new EU-ACP pact

The launch of a new EU treaty with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states was overshadowed by disputes over the clean-energy transition, critical minerals, and the refusal of over 30 countries to sign the treaty this week.

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