27th Feb 2024


Nordic leaders vow to deepen defence cooperation

Nordic leaders on Monday vowed to step up cooperation on defence. "Finland and Sweden applying for membership of Nato is a historic shift for Nordic security policy and co-operation on defence. It makes it possible to see Nordic cooperation on defence in a broader and more binding context," said Jonas Gahr Støre, prime minister of Norway when he received his colleagues from Sweden, Iceland, Finland, and Denmark.

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For Ukraine's sake, pass the EU due diligence directive

The EU Commission's 2022 CSDDD proposal did not include provisions incorporating "conflict due diligence", they were added, after the Russian invasion, by the European Parliament and Council into the final directive text — for Ukraine's sake, vote for it.

Angry farmers block Brussels again, urge fix to 'unfair' prices

Following weeks of demonstrations across Europe, farmers returned to Brussels to protest over unfair competition in prices, as EU agriculture ministers met just a few metres away to discuss a response. The police used water cannon and tear gas.

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