3rd Dec 2023


Bulgaria set for snap elections in autumn

Bulgaria is preparing for snap elections, likely in October, after the Socialist party abandoned plans to form a new coalition. "It became clear that there is no majority willing to fight corruption ... In that case we will return the mandate to form a government to the president unfulfilled tomorrow," Georgi Svilenski, a senior party member, told press Wednesday, Reuters reports. The previous reformist government was toppled last month.

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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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