29th Nov 2023


UK poised to name Truss as new PM

The Conservative party is expected to announce at 11.30 British time on Monday that Liz Truss will take the reins as Britain's next prime minister. Truss, 47, has been a frontrunner to replace Boris Johnson, who resigned in July after being caught out in lies. If she takes over, she has promised to tackle soaring energy prices and inflation as her top priorities.

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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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