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Estonian spies warn EU on Russian security threat

France, Germany, and Italy are Russia's top targets for EU election meddling, amid mounting military threats to Nato, Estonia's intelligence service has warned.

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[Ticker] Barnier: risk of no-deal Brexit ‘never higher’

"The risk of no deal has never been higher," EU negotiator Michel Barnier said Wednesday, commenting on the House of Commons' rejection of UK prime minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. Speaking to MEPs in Strasbourg, Barnier repeated no different deal w...

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March 29 Brexit unlikely after UK rejects EU deal

The likelihood the UK will leave the EU on 29 March has faded after Tuesday's vote, but no one can say how much longer and on what terms it will stay in.

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Europe shifts gear to balance relations with China better

A new 10-point strategic plan sharpens Europe's profile in relations with China, and signals impatience with Beijing.

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Name row on new EU sanctions exposes deeper rift

EU officials have voiced scepticism on proposed new human rights sanctions, amid a "nasty" debate to what extent Russia ought to be named and shamed, and even the name of the act.

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[Opinion] The Magnitsky Act – and its name

It is disappointing that so many MEPs in the Socialist and Green group caved in to Russian interests, in fear of challenging a plutocratic regime, by saying 'no' to naming the Magnitsky legislation by its rightful name: Magnitsky.

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The Magnitsky Act – and its name

It is disappointing that so many MEPs in the Socialist and Green group caved in to Russian interests, in fear of challenging a plutocratic regime, by saying 'no' to naming the Magnitsky legislation by its rightful name: Magnitsky.

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[Ticker] May loses Brexit vote by 149 ballots

British prime minister Theresa May lost the vote to approve her Brexit withdrawal deal by 149 votes on Tuesday night. Although a reduction in the unprecedented 230-vote defeat in January, May immediately granted a free vote on Wednesday allowing MPs to...

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[Ticker] EU tables 10-point plan for future relations with China

The European Commission unveiled on Tuesday (12 March) a 10-point plan for better relations with China, including trade, climate, WTO-reforms, Iran cooperation and a common EU approach to the security of 5G networks and screening of foreign direct inve...

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[Ticker] Northern Ireland’s DUP reject May’s revised Brexit deal

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Theresa May's allies in the UK parliament, dealt a probable death blow to her hopes of passing her revised Brexit deal on Tuesday night, saying they rejected the agreement brokered by the British prime minister and ...

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EU on path towards whistleblower protection

EU lawmakers and member states have struck a political deal on the first-ever EU-wide directive on whistleblower protection - following years of big tax-evasion revelations and the laundering of dirty money in European banks.

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[Ticker] Blow for May as Brexit deal ruled legally ‘unchanged’

The UK's attorney general ruled on Tuesday that the new overnight Brexit declaration agreed between UK prime minister Theresa May and EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker left the legal risk of the UK remaining in the customs union "unchanged." ...

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