29th Nov 2023


UN nuclear experts arrive at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

The group of experts from the UN nuclear watchdog in charge of inspecting the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine arrived in the Ukrainian-held city of Zaporizhzhia on Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safety mission, led by the organisation's chief Rafael Grossi, will assess the plant's security systems and station's facilities, located in a territory which has seen repeated shelling since the Russians took control in March.

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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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