8th Dec 2023


Far-right party to join new Swedish government

Swedish centre-left prime minister Magdalena Andersson has pledged to resign Thursday, after vote counting from last Sunday's election saw a right-wing bloc including a party with Nazi roots narrowly win. The right-wingers got 176 seats out of 349 with 99 percent of the votes counted. The bloc's Sweden Democrats party has Nazi roots and used to be a pariah, but now won some 20 percent of the Swedish ballots.

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How Moldova is trying to control tuberculosis

Moldova, Europe's poorest country, is working hard to combat tuberculosis. The country wants to be tuberculosis-free by 2030, at the same time as joining the EU. That's quite a challenge.


Sudanese fleeing violence find no haven in Egypt or EU

Since the cycle of violence started earlier this year in Sudan, more than six million people have been displaced. With increasingly fewer safe areas within the country, thousands have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries — especially Egypt.


How should EU reform the humanitarian aid system?

The example of Ukraine illustrates that donors like the EU should be more ambitious about the localisation of aid. And this funding to local actors needs to be predictable, flexible, and longer than the typical one-year funding cycle.

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