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European Jews call for ‘united front’ after German attack

Jewish leaders have raised alarm on the climate of hate in Europe after an antisemitic killing in Germany on Wednesday.

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[Opinion] From Brexit to Irish reunification?

Brexit puts the reunification of Ireland centre stage.

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[Ticker] Romania’s second EU nominee at risk

Romania's socialist government faces a vote of no-confidence on Thursday in what could make its European Commission nominee, former interior minister Dan Nica, into a lame duck candidate. The commission chief, Ursula von der Leyen, has not yet said if ...

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[Ticker] Johnson meets Varadkar for last-minute Brexit effort

UK prime minister Boris Johnson will meet Irish premier Leo Varadkar on Thursday in a last-ditch attempt to overcome the key Brexit hurdle on Northern Ireland. The UK wants Northern Ireland to leave the EU's customs union and retain an open border, whi...

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[Ticker] Germany warns of a new migration chaos echoing 2015

Germany has warned of a repeat of the chaotic influx of asylum seekers in 2015 that caught the EU unprepared. Greece and Cyprus have warned of increased migrant arrivals from neighbouring Turkey as the EU interior ministers meet. "If there is no common...

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[Ticker] EU warns of cybersecurity risks, implicating China

The EU on Wednesday warned of increased cyber attacks by state-backed entities and non-EU actors, Reuters reported. An EU report on cybersecurity threats to 5G networks said that it was crucial to assess the risks posed by telecoms equipment suppliers ...

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Timmermans to end EU climate ‘contradictions’

Fossil fuel subsidies should end and there is "no future in coal", the EU's would-be green commissioner, Frans Timmermans, has said in his pledge to make the EU carob neutral.

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EU migrant boat plan fails to get extra support

Only seven out of 28 EU states have so far supported a draft plan to disembark and relocate migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean, following a meeting in Luxembourg.

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[Ticker] Italian parliament to reduce number of MPs

With 553 votes against 14, the Italian parliament has overwhelmingly agreed on reducing the number of parliamentary seats. The house of representatives' seats would drop from 630 to 400, the senate from 315 to 200 to cut costs. The seat reduction was o...

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[Ticker] Eight countries ask EU for more climate ambition

Eight European countries have signed a letter to the future climate commissioner Frans Timmermans calling him to raise the objective to reduce emissions from 40 percent to 55 percent by 2030, Deutsche Welle reports. The countries are France, Spain, the...

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[Ticker] Report: EU might extend Brexit deadline again

Senior EU diplomats told The Guardian that it is probable the EU will extend the deadline for a deal on Brexit until June. After the call between German chancellor Angela Merkel and UK prime minister Boris Johnson it seems that a deal on the border bet...

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Breaking up tech giants is last resort, Vestager tells MEPs

Rule-violating digital firms should only be broken up as a last resort and fines were a better way to keep them in line, the EU's "tax lady", Margrethe Vestager, told MEPs.

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