10th Dec 2023


Italy's far-right star in European charm offensive

Italian far-right politician Giorgia Meloni told Italian, French, and Spanish press Wednesday that "the Italian right has handed fascism over to history for decades now" and that "we fiercely oppose any anti-democratic drift" in Italy. Meloni, who tops polls to become prime minister in September, used to be a self-avowed fascist, but blamed left-wing media for caricaturing her. Disgraced Italian ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is running to be a senator.

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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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