29th Nov 2023


Montenegro government falls in Serbian Orthodox church row

The government in Montenegro fell on Saturday, following a no-confidence vote over a row with the country's Serbian Orthodox church, AFP reports. MPs voted 50 to one to oust the government of prime minister Dritan Abazović. It came after he signed a deal regulating the property rights of the church, the largest faith in Montenegro, which split from Serbia in 2006. The nation is divided over the church's dominant role.

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The EU's 'no added sugars' fruit-juice label sleight-of-hand

The Food Information to Consumers package would have finally regulated the health or nutrition claims companies make on their products, claims like "heart-healthy" "30-percent less fat" or "no added sugar". Legislation on these claims is now 15 years overdue.

Member states stall on EU ban on forced-labour products

More than two years after the EU Commission first proposed a law on forced labour, inter-institutional negotiations have not started because member states cannot reach agreement — risking the text's adoption before the 2024 European Parliament elections.

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