8th Dec 2023


Italian far right voice division on Russia

Far-right Italian politician Matteo Salvini has questioned EU sanctions on Russia in the run-up to 15 September elections in Italy. If "after seven months of war it [Russia] has not been hurt [by the sanctions], at least considering a change seems legitimate to me," he said at a conference on Sunday, Italian media report. Italy's far-right PM hopeful, Giorgia Meloni, has firmly sided with Western allies on Russia instead.

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Spain's Nadia Calviño backed to be EIB's first female chief

With less than a month to go before the start of a new leadership of the European Investment Bank, the world's largest multilateral lender, the path seems finally clear for one of the candidates, Spanish finance minister Nadia Calviño.


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Polish truck protest at Ukraine border disrupts war supplies

Disruption at the Polish-Ukrainian border by disaffected Polish truckers is escalating, potentially affecting delivery of military aid to Ukraine. A Polish request to reintroduce permits for Ukrainian drivers has been described as "a shot to the head" during war.

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