Top 5: Greta Thunberg detain by police; World oldest dies at 118; Chinese efforts to thaw EU relations; How Bulgaria saved Ukraine; Qatargate unfolds

by SQUID Business Team

Greta Thunberg carried away by German police

Police carry Greta Thunberg away from German coal mine protest. Thunberg was among hundreds who resumed anti-mining protests at multiple locations in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.


World oldest dies at age 118

The world’s oldest person, French nun Lucile Randon, has died aged 118. Ms Randon – who assumed the name Sister André when she took holy orders in 1944 – died in her sleep at her nursing home in Toulon, France.


China’s top diplomat plans European tour to thaw relations

Wang Yi will be the most senior Chinese official to visit the EU since Xi Jinping consolidated his power. China’s top diplomat will visit Germany and Belgium next month in a bid to reset relations with a skeptical Europe, POLITICO can disclose.


Bulgaria to the rescue: How the EU’s poorest country secretly saved Ukraine

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Sofia provided fuel and vital Soviet specification arms to Kyiv, but had to keep supplies secret because of pro-Moscow politicians in government.


Qatargate: Pier Antonio Panzeri admits guilt, strikes plea deal

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The former Italian member of European Parliament will receive a reduced sentence in exchange for information — including on bribes he says he made.