4th Dec 2023


Poland wants right to veto mandatory gas-reduction target

Making the EU target to reduce gas demand by 15 percent this winter mandatory should be decided unanimously and not by a qualified majority vote, Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki told broadcaster Polsat News on Thursday. "We absolutely favour such a vote in this matter… where Poland has the right to veto. We demand it," he said. His comments come after EU energy ministers reach a deal earlier this week.

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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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