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1710, 2018

[Ticker] Poland questions supremacy of EU court

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Poland's prosecutor general, Zbigniew Ziobro, has asked the Polish constitutional court whether article 267 of the EU treaty was compatible with the Polish charter, news agency onet.pl reports. The article gives the EU court in Luxembourg judicial supr...

1710, 2018

Nordic region’s top bank in new Russia funds complaint

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Nordea bank, the Nordic region's largest lender, handled suspicious Russian money linked to the death of anti-corruption activist Sergei Magnitsky, according to a new complaint.

1710, 2018

[Ticker] Medvedev to meet Juncker and Merkel in Brussels

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Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev will meet with German chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM) in Brussels on Thursday to Friday, Tass reported. The 12th AS...

1710, 2018

[Ticker] Italians and Czechs least favourable to remaining in EU

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Only 44 percent of Italians would vote to remain in the EU if a referendum was held tomorrow, an unpublished Eurobarometer poll, circulated to media on Wednesday, found. Italy and the Czech Republic (47 percent) were the only two countries not having a...

1710, 2018

[Ticker] Facebook hack set to be first major test of EU data rules

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Up to three million Europeans were affected by a September Facebook security breach in which users' personal information was stolen, the Irish Data Protection Commission said on Tuesday, CNBC reported. This security breach is expected to be the first m...

1710, 2018

[Ticker] Barnier open to extending Brexit transition period

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On the eve of the EU summit in Brussels, EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday that he is ready to propose fresh ideas to reach a Brexit deal by next month and is open to extending Britain's Brexit transiti...

1710, 2018

[Ticker] Juncker mulls rejection of Italy’s 2019 budget

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European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker suggested on Tuesday that approving the Italian 2019 draft budget, which foresees the country's deficit rising to 2.4 percent of GDP, would spark a fierce "counter-reaction" from other eurozone governme...

1710, 2018

[Ticker] German justice minister to lead SPD in European elections

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Germany's justice minister, Katarina Barley, is set to run as lead candidate for the Social Democrats (SPD) in May's European parliament elections, reports Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Barley served as general secretary for the SPD and holds both German and B...

1710, 2018

[Analysis] Why ‘Spitzenkandidat’ is probably here to stay

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The power of the parliament to 'appoint' the president of the EU Commission is new, highly-contested - and not universally understood. In fact, even some of the lead candidates to replace Jean-Claude Juncker are against it.

1610, 2018

EU ministers struggle to deal with Poland and Hungary

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Hungary was added to the agenda of EU affairs ministers next to Poland, as the two countries face disciplinary procedures over rule of law concerns.

1610, 2018

[Ticker] Tusk: May should come with new Brexit proposals

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EU Council president Donald Tusk said on Tuesday he will ask British prime minister Theresa May at the EU summit on Wednesday if "she has concrete proposals to break the impasse" in Brexit negotiations. He said "goodwill" will not be enough to secure a...

1610, 2018

[Exclusive] Commission tried to hide details of ‘WiFi4EU’ glitch

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The commission heavily redacted documents released to EUobserver because they were reportedly 'out of scope'. Transparency campaigner Helen Darbishire says however the information was "clearly directly relevant to the request".

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