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Nasqad.com: Tunisia's Rejection Raises Concerns for EU's Pursuit of African Migration Agreements
Tunisian President's refusal of EU aid highlights challenges in establishing immigration agreements with African nations. Issues include security, high costs, trust deficits, and human rights concerns.
Moroccoworldnews.com: Casablanca Residents Stage Protest Against Delays in Schengen Visa for Italy
Casablanca residents are protesting the slow visa application process for Italy, which has left many with dashed hopes. Despite securing work contracts in Italy, they are still waiting for elusive visa appointments. Visa issues have been a contentious topic, with challenges including limited appointment dates, procedural changes, higher fees, and a rise in visa refusals, particularly for the French Schengen visa.
FT.com: Western Nations' Dispute with Saudi Arabia Erupts Regarding UN Climate Fund
Western countries and Saudi Arabia are in a dispute over the UN climate fund's role and contributors, affecting the COP28 summit's success. Western nations want a broader donor base, while the G77 plus China group prefers contributions tied to income or emissions metrics. The World Bank's role has been contentious, but a potential compromise involves an independent board overseeing the fund.