30th May 2023


Spain's top judge resigns over judiciary body blockade

Carlos Lesmes, the president of Spain's National Council for the Judiciary, said he would step down on Monday, carrying out his previous threats. His resignation comes after intense disputes over the renewal of the council, which has been exercising its functions on a temporary basis since December 2018. "Staying in the post from now on only makes me complicit in a situation I abhor and is unacceptable," Lesmes said.

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Equatorial Guinea: a 'tough nut' for the EU

The relationship between one of Africa's smallest countries, run by the world's longest-serving dictator, remains difficult — especially after the European Parliament broke its 20-year silence on human rights in the country.

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