5th Dec 2023


Vučić: West and Russia waging 'proxy' conflict

The West and Russia are in a "proxy conflict" in Serbia, Serb president Aleksandar Vučić has said after pro-Russian protesters joined right-wing ones calling for a ban on EuroPride. "I can't say that it [the protest] was a proxy attack because there were many ordinary people there ... but whether there's a proxy conflict in Serbia ... there is one, no doubt about that, East and West," he told Reuters.

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Afghanistan is a 'forever emergency,' says UN head

Afghanistan is a "forever emergency" rendered worse by an isolated country intent on dismantling human rights, says UN refugee agency (UNHCR) representative for the country, Leonard Zulu.

EU public procurement reform 'ineffective', find auditors

The EU Commission reformed procurement directives to make bids more attractive (and competitive), but the reform has failed, say auditors. Procedures now take longer, and the number of direct awards and individual tenders has increased over the past decade.


Optimising Alzheimer's disease health care pathways across Europe

Despite challenges and barriers across European health systems in the timely detection and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, policymakers have a unique opportunity to be remembered for improving the AD care pathway and transforming the way the disease is managed.

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