16th Apr 2024


Hungary's justice minister in Brussels for EU-fund talks

Hungary's justice minister Judit Varga will meet top commission officials on Wednesday and Thursday in Brussels in an effort to unblock billions of EU funds and alleviate rule-of-law concerns, Hungarian media reported. Varga will meet justice commissioner Didier Reynders and budget commissioner Johannes Hahn. The EU executive has been withholding the approval of Covid-19 recovery funds to Hungary and has launched a legal probe over rule-of-law issues.

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EU puts Sudan war and famine-risk back in spotlight

The EU is hoping to put the international spotlight back on Sudan amid a war where half the population is at risk of famine. And Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, also warned of Russia's presence in the country.


Private fears of fairtrade activist for EU election campaign

I am not sleeping well, tossing and turning at night because I am obsessed about the EU election campaign, worried by geopolitical tensions, a far-right next parliament, and a backlash against the Green Deal, writes Sophie Aujean of Fairtrade International.


EU special summit, MEPs prep work, social agenda This WEEK

EU leaders gather in Brussels for a special two-day summit this week, while MEPs will prepare for the last plenary session of the legislature. In Italy, G7 foreign affairs ministers will convene from Wednesday to Friday.

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