4th Dec 2023


EU seeking more gas from Nigeria

The EU is seeking to import more liquid gas from Nigeria to make up for shortfalls from Russia, a senior EU Commission official has said. Oil and gas output had been reduced by lawlessness. But Nigerian officials told the EU side "Come and talk to us again at the end of August because we think we can deliver real progress on this", Matthew Baldwin, a Commission deputy director-general, told Reuters.

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Brussels denies having no 'concern' on Spain's amnesty law

The Spanish government remains secretive about its negotiations with pro-independence Catalans, but claims the EU Commission has "zero concerns" about their proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. The EU executive denies that.


Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

Discussion of the biggest existential threat humanity has ever faced is barely mentioned on billboards or signage in Dubai — yet visitors are made aware quite quickly that t world rugby sevens tournament is imminent.

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