EU agrees on stricter measures against ‘irregular migration’
13 February 2023 | 2:54 pm
EU leaders want to prevent migrants from seeking asylum in another country in the bloc if they were already rejected in one. But they are not in agreement on building a wall on the EU's external borders.
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"The bird is freed," tech billionaire Elon Musk wrote upon acquiring Twitter in October of last year. EU Commissioner Thierry Breton shot back: "In Europe, the bird will fly by our rules." That early exchange exposed two starkly different views of social media: a haven of free speech, as Musk would have it; or a place where freedom goes hand in hand with protecting users from illegal content – the EU's approach.
In northern Sweden, EU and Swedish officials have inaugurated the first spaceport for satellite launches on the European Union mainland.
Former Italian MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri agreed to cooperate with Belgian prosecutors, in exchange for a more lenient sentence. He reportedly received money from Morocco to promote its interests in the EU parliament.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen outlined the bloc's Green Deal subsidy plan at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, as the US and China push ahead with their own industrial subsidies for clean tech. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Kate Moody spoke with von der Leyen in Davos about the ramifications.
The EU Parliament wants to end the export of recyclable plastics, often slammed for degrading health and environment in poorer countries.
The European Parliament and the head of the European Commission have advocated labeling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group, as diplomats from the bloc finalize the next round of sanctions on Iran.
Former MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri has agreed to work with authorities in exchange for a reduced sentence. He is one of four people with links to the parliament charged with participating in the activities of a criminal organisation, money laundering and corruption.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrote to Congress saying that the US Treasury had started its "debt issuance suspension period" amid a standoff in Congress over increasing the country's debt ceiling.
The EU's terror list could soon include Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Those already blacklisted face a barrage of restrictions, from frozen assets to travel bans.
Brussels is seeking to build influence in Southeast Asia. But the EU's habit of criticizing governments over human rights doesn't go down too well in the region.
Swapping steaks for crickets can cut greenhouse gas pollution and slow species extinction, but persuading people to eat them will be tricky.
With the demand for e-cars rising, Europe needs its own battery industry, and the ability to extract its own raw materials used to produce them. We visit one of Europe's largest nickel mines that's working to make the process more sustainable.
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