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21st Feb 2024

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Sunak and Truss go head-to-head in UK TV debate

British foreign minister Liz Truss and former finance minister Rishi Sunak will clash in a crucial TV debate on Monday as the two aim to convince 160,000 Conservative party members that they can lead the party and the UK, after disgraced Boris Johnson leaves office in September. Over the weekend, Truss and Sunak tried to outbid each other on immigration, China and the establishment of tax-free economic zones.

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Opinion

EU-Israel trade agreement must be on table to stop Rafah attack

The EU-Israel association trade agreement enabled €46.8bn of trade last year. Exports rose for both parties by around 20 percent in 2022. As the bloc's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said: "Yes, we have the capacity to influence [Israel]."

'Nightmare' 2024 sees Orbán struggle ahead of EU elections

Viktor Orbán admits that 2024 "could not have started any worse" for his government. The sex-abuse scandal that led to the resignation of the president provides an opportunity for Hungary's opposition — but their fragmentation could be a major obstacle.

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