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EU divisions on menu at Salzburg dinner

Leaders ate Wiener schnitzel and discussed EU fragmentation on migrants, Brexit, and rule of law in the Salzburg theatre in Austria.

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EU divisions on menu at Salzburg dinner

Leaders ate Wiener schnitzel and discussed EU fragmentation on migrants, Brexit, and rule of law in the Salzburg theatre in Austria.

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[Ticker] Greece to move asylum-seekers from overcrowded Lesbos camp

Greece is planning to move some 2,000 asylum-seekers from the overcrowded Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos by the end of September, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos announced - ahead of migration talks at an informal EU summit in Aus...

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[Ticker] Transatlantic soya trade soars due to trade wars

US sales of soybeans to the EU grew 133 percent in the 12 weeks to mid-September, compared with the same period last year, EU data seen by Reuters showed. The change in trade patterns follows Beijing tariffs on US soybeans introduced in retaliation for...

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[Exclusive] EU mulls action to prevent cattle suffering at Turkish border

Animals sometimes have to wait inside hot trucks for six hours at the Bulgarian-Turkish border.

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[Ticker] EU tables strategy for connecting Europe and Asia

The EU Commission presented on Wednesday a plan to improve transport, energy and digital infrastructure links with Asia, seen as a European response to China's Belt and Road Initiative. Asia requires an estimated €1.3 trillion per year for infrastructure investment in the coming decades while the Trans-European network for transport is estimated to require €1.5 trillion in the period 2021-2030, providing significant opportunities for EU companies, the commission said.

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[Ticker] Bulgaria backs Hungary in dispute with EU

Bulgaria will support Hungary in its rule of law battle with the European Union, defence minister Krasimir Karakachanov told reporters on Wednesday after a cabinet meeting unanimously agreed to oppose any sanctions against Hungary. "Today it is Hungary...

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[Ticker] Trump urged Spain to build Sahara wall to stop migrants

Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell told attendees at a lunch in Madrid this week that US president Donald Trump seriously suggested the Spanish government build a wall across the Sahara desert to stop migration to Europe. Trump is thought to have m...

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[Opinion] Safeguarding Schengen at Salzburg

The European Commission's rationale for reforming Frontex is flawed.

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Denmark’s image ‘damaged’ by bank scandal

Denmark, the EU's cleanest country on paper, just got confirmation that its top bank perpetrated Europe's biggest-ever money-laundering scandal.

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[Ticker] EU-Arab League summit proposed for February in Egypt

European Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday in Salzburg, Austria announced that the EU aims to hold an summit with Arab League states in February 2019 in Egypt. The announcement follows a joint visit with Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz to C...

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[Ticker] Stop ‘migration blame-game’, Tusk tells EU leaders

EU Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday warned EU leaders ahead of the Salzburg summit to stop the blame-game over migration. "We can no longer be divided between into those who want to solve the problem and those who want to use it for political...

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