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[Ticker] EU boosts security role in Central African Republic

EU foreign ministers have tasked the bloc's foreign service with giving "strategic advice" to the interior security forces of the Central African Republic (CAR). The new "civilian engagement" is to come on top of an earlier EU military training mission...

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[Ticker] Poland snipes at EU border guard plan

Poland and the Czech Republic reject EU plans to create a 10,000-man border force under the control of EU agency Frontex, Polish prime minister Mateusz Moraiwecki said with Czech leader Andrej Babis on Monday. "We worry that more [EU] money for Frontex...

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Brexit standoff continues before EU summit

As negotiations halt ahead of the EU summit later this week, British prime minister Theresa May told her parliament the Irish border issue should not derail a Brexit deal.

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[Ticker] Italy to propose mini-thaw in Russia sanctions

Italy aims to propose, at this week's EU summit, that the European Investment Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development should resume lending to smaller Russian businesses, the RFE/RFL news agency reports. Lithuanian foreign minister Li...

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[Stakeholder] ASEM: Global Partners for Global Challenges

As anti-globalisation and protectionist sentiments threaten to come back, it is more important than ever for ASEM members to come together, think in the long term, and take coordinated actions to resist unilateralism and uphold multilateralism.

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[Ticker] Italy splurges on welfare in new budget

The Italian government on Monday approved a new budget raising welfare spending in the teeth of EU complaints. The extra funds for pensions, tax breaks, and a basic income is to push the Italian deficit-to-GDP ratio to 2.4 percent. That is below the EU...

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[Ticker] EU adopts new chemical weapons sanctions

EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday adopted a new sanctions regime for people deemed guilty of chemical weapons violations. Visa bans and asset freezes will target individuals no matter which country they come from, in a move inspired by Russi...

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[Interview] How Juncker’s ‘do less’ group concluded EU should not do less

EUobserver followed Karl-Heinz Lambertz, the president of the Committee of Regions over nine months - and six interviews - as he worked on one of Jean-Claude Juncker's pet projects: one of the five so-called 'future of Europe' scenarios.

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[Letter] Cyprus and Russia: Association of Cyprus Banks responds

In response to EUobserver's investigation, Cyprus: Russia's EU weak link?, the director general of the Association of Cyprus Banks writes to say what his sector has done to clean up its act.

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[Opinion] Orthodox church split just tip of Putin’s crumbling ‘soft power’ in Ukraine

The historic decision in Constantinople to grant Ukraine autocephaly (independence) from the Russian Orthodox church has geopolitical ramifications for Vladimir Putin - and for Europe.

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[Opinion] Daily reality in Western Sahara – and how EU can protect it

If my region in the Sahara were excluded, it would strongly undermine our development, with a risk of opening the door to radicalisation and undermining the stability of the whole Mediterranean region, especially with respect to security and migration.

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Bavarian election puts Merkel on defensive

Voters in Germany's largest state hived off to the left and right of the ruling conservatives in Sunday's elections - posing questions for Merkel's authority.

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