10th Dec 2023


Trade embargo on China would cost Germany dear

Loss of trade with China would cost Germany six times more than Brexit, according to a study by Germany's Ifo institute. Germany's automotive sector would lose 8.47 percent of its value and its mechanical engineering segment would lose 4.34 percent. The warning comes amid a potential confrontation with Beijing over Taiwan, with the EU having promised harsh, Russia-type sanctions against China if it invaded its Western-allied neighbour.

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How Moldova is trying to control tuberculosis

Moldova, Europe's poorest country, is working hard to combat tuberculosis. The country wants to be tuberculosis-free by 2030, at the same time as joining the EU. That's quite a challenge.


Sudanese fleeing violence find no haven in Egypt or EU

Since the cycle of violence started earlier this year in Sudan, more than six million people have been displaced. With increasingly fewer safe areas within the country, thousands have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries — especially Egypt.


How should EU reform the humanitarian aid system?

The example of Ukraine illustrates that donors like the EU should be more ambitious about the localisation of aid. And this funding to local actors needs to be predictable, flexible, and longer than the typical one-year funding cycle.

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