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29th Feb 2024

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EU plan to stop firework abuse in football stadiums

EU countries are looking to stop the use of fireworks inside football stadiums and other spectator arenas across the bloc, in a new strategy proposed by the Czech EU presidency and seen by EUobserver. It pushes for all 27 countries to criminalise the practice at national level and to train people in health and safety issues. The strategy is not legally binding, but could lead to future legislation.

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Right of Reply: The EU-ACP Samoa agreement

Portuguese S&D MEP Carlos Zorrinho, chair of the delegation to the OACPS-EU joint parliamentary assembly, responds to EUobserver's piece Energy and minerals disputes overshadow new EU-ACP pact.

Opinion

The macabre saga of Navalny's corpse

With Alexei Navalny's funeral in Moscow on Friday, Vladimir Putin's regime haven't just insulted his mother and widow with their treatment of his corpse — they've breached international treaties and conventions.

Belgium braces for Flemish far-right gains, deadlock looms

Recent polling puts the Flemish nationalist parties, the right-wing N-VA and far-right Vlaams Belang at a combined majority in the Flemish parliament, leading to fears about a far-right government take-over — even sparking worries about the future of Belgium itself.

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