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[Ticker] Italy: Dutch and EU responsible for 42 migrants

Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has said he will hold the Netherlands and the European Union responsible for the fate of 42 migrants rescued from a rubber boat 47 nautical miles off Libya by the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 ship two weeks ago...

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[Opinion] Council of Europe vs Russia: stay or go?

We have reached the point where Russia threatens to leave the Council of Europe and cease to be party to the European Convention on Human Rights.

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[Agenda] Deja vu as top EU jobs summit dominates again This WEEK

Brussels will host yet another summit on Sunday (30 June) as leaders from across the 28 EU member states return, after Thursday's failed initial bid to nominate people to take on the presidencies of the major EU institutions.

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[Ticker] ‘No reason’ for EU statement on US-Iran tension

EU leaders did not discuss the threat of US military strikes on Iran, European Council president Donald Tusk confirmed on Friday after their summit ended. "There was no reason to prepare a specific European statement on this," said Tusk. He said that t...

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[Ticker] EU will not renegotiate Brexit deal, leaders warn

EU council chief Donald Tusk said Friday the EU was "looking forward to working together with the next UK prime minister", but that the "withdrawal agreement is not open for renegotiation". He added that the EU wants to avoid a disorderly Brexit and es...

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[Ticker] EU commission ‘committed’ to right to use cash

The European Commission "confirms that it remains committed to the right to use cash as legal tender", commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis said in response to a question from Austrian centre-right MEP Lukas Mandl. The MEP was worried about med...

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[Ticker] Danish PM: extra summit to ‘add new names’ to jobs race

Talks on the EU's top posts were stalemated at the Thursday summit in Brussels due to disagreement over election of a new EU Commission president, Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen told reporters Friday. The three leading political parties foc...

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[Ticker] Bettel: Luxembourg voters did not vote for Weber

Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel on Friday criticised the Spitzenkandidaten (lead candidate) system, saying that if Europe really wanted it to work, the name of the pan-European candidate should be on the ballot paper at the next European parlia...

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[Analysis] EU puts forward five-year plan focusing on ‘protection’

A "Europe that protects" - that is the promise EU leaders are trying to make to citizens and to themselves. But the reality shows, strategic thinking can easily fade into the background.

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EU extends Russia sanctions, calls for MH17 justice

EU leaders have rolled over sanctions on Russia, while calling for justice on the MH17 air disaster, and for Russia to stop meddling in Ukraine.

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EU prepares ‘targeted’ sanctions on Turkey over gas drilling

EU visa bans and asset freezes in the air over Turkish gas drilling in Cypriot waters as Ankara sends a second ship into disputed zone.

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[Ticker] EU court advised to rule against Polish court reform

A Polish judicial reform to lower the retirement age for judges is breaching EU laws, the European Court of Justice's advocate general said on Thursday. The law, introduced by Poland's conservative Law and Justice party in 2017, reduced retirement age ...

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