Delegates in Geneva were able to muster a non-binding report that essentially prolongs a decade-old geopolitical impasse.
Humanitarian leaders say the risk of nuclear catastrophe is the highest 'since the worst moments of the Cold War.'
The agreement emerged from high-level political discussions among 85 countries on the sidelines of an international summit this week in the Netherlands' seat of government.
It is a fight that spans the continent and has entangled international organizations, border security forces and a host of others in a murky web of politics and international law.
Journalists, lawyers, activists, fact checkers, regulators and governmental decision-makers have used the tool to help more than 350 civil society organizations across 10 countries confront information threats, its co-developers reported.
The arrest of a European Parliament vice president and five others has shaken European institutions. But the shocked reactions to the scandal sidestep the root problem: widely accepted shadow lobbying inside the European Union.