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EU-Israel gas deal Human rights groups denounce EU’s gas deal with Israel 

The Europe Union is looking for alternative sources of gas supply in an attempt to reduce dependence on Russian gas following sanctions imposed against the country after its attack on Ukraine

EU sanctions on Russia European Union reaches agreement to ban Russian oil imports 

The sanctions will immediately impact two-thirds of Russian crude oil imports which are transferred via the sea. Following opposition by Hungary, the remaining one-third which is supplied through the Druzhba pipeline is temporarily exempt

EU-Morocco trade deal EU-Morocco trade deals that include Western Sahara violate international law: top EU court 

The European Court of Justice had issued similar verdicts in 2016 and 2018, stating that the Western Sahara region cannot be considered as part of Morocco in such trade agreements

UK-Saudi arms sale Amnesty calls on EU to address human rights concerns in meeting with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has been consistently ranked among the world’s worst abusers of human rights and civil liberties. It is also among the top users of the death penalty and has been heavily criticized for its devastating role in the war in Yemen, which has caused thousands of civilian casualties

Israeli academic institutions Academics ask EU to stop funding Israeli universities complicit in violations of international law

Signatories to the letter have urged the EU to extend its rules prohibiting granting of research funds to Israeli institutions in the occupied Palestinian territories to include those inside the state of Israel, calling them equally complicit “in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights”

EU calls for ceasefire in Libya EU calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya and an end to all foreign intervention  

The statement comes even as the warring factions in the country are backed by various EU members and are supplied arms by them. The conflict in Libya has escalated over the past few weeks