29th Nov 2023


Swedish-Turkish Nato tensions simmer

Turkey on Saturday summoned the Swedish deputy ambassador in Ankara for a formal compliant about what it called "terrorist propaganda" by Kurdish groups protesting in Stockholm. Turkey earlier threatened to block parliamentary ratification of Sweden's Nato accession if it did not crack down on Kurdish exile groups living there. It voiced its "strong reaction" to the Swedish diplomat on Saturday, sources told Reuters.

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The EU's 'no added sugars' fruit-juice label sleight-of-hand

The Food Information to Consumers package would have finally regulated the health or nutrition claims companies make on their products, claims like "heart-healthy" "30-percent less fat" or "no added sugar". Legislation on these claims is now 15 years overdue.

Member states stall on EU ban on forced-labour products

More than two years after the EU Commission first proposed a law on forced labour, inter-institutional negotiations have not started because member states cannot reach agreement — risking the text's adoption before the 2024 European Parliament elections.

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