21st Feb 2024


British residents in Portugal left high and dry

Portugal is causing distress for its British residents after failing to issue new ID cards giving them access to services in the wake of Brexit. "The seriousness [of not having the card] ... cannot be underestimated, it has paralysed and damaged UK nationals ... emotionally, physically and financially," Tig James, co-president of the British in Portugal NGO, told Reuters. Some 35,000 Brits lived in Portugal in 2019.

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Ukraine refugees want to return home — but how?

Fewer than one-in-ten Ukrainian refugees intend to settle permanently outside Ukraine, according to new research by the associate director of research and the director of gender and economic inclusion at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.


EU-Israel trade agreement must be on table to stop Rafah attack

The EU-Israel association trade agreement enabled €46.8bn of trade last year. Exports rose for both parties by around 20 percent in 2022. As the bloc's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said: "Yes, we have the capacity to influence [Israel]."

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