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EU leaders worried about Italy’s budget

Some EU leaders warned that Italy's plan to boost its budget spending despite the second largest debt in the eurozone, could hamper efforts to reform the single currency's framework.

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[Ticker] Rutte: summit was ‘not the moment’ for higher climate ambition

At the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, government leaders did not change the language in the summit conclusions' text on climate change. They acknowledged that a new UN report showed importance of further climate action, but did not propose that the...

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Russian activist warning on ‘fake news’ as EU backs action

In 2015, internet activist Lyudmila Savchuk went under cover to expose a troll factory in St Petersburg. As the EU summit endorses anti-disinformation action, she told EUobserver the Russian government is bankrolling many more.

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[Ticker] Legal text for Brexit relocation EU agencies agreed

EU diplomats on Wednesday supported on behalf of the member states the political deal struck with the European Parliament about the relocation of the European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency, from London to respectively Paris and Am...

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[Ticker] Greek foreign minister resigns over Macedonia deal

Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias resigned on Wednesday after a clash with defence minister Panos Kammenos over the controversial Macedonia name deal, which Kammenos opposed. According to the Kathimerini newspaper, Kammenos accused Kotzias of misman...

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Kaczynski: No question of Polish EU exit

Poland's attack on the EU court has nothing to do with questioning its EU membership, the head of the country's ruling party has said.

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[Ticker] No Brexit backstop means no approval, says EU parliament

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani told reporters that the assembly will not vote in favour of any agreement that does not include a "backstop" to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland. He listed three priorities: rights of EU citizens in...

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EU summit to accept urgency of climate action – but no measures planned

EU leaders will sign off on text that accepts the conclusions of an important climate report at their summit in Brussels – but are not expected to take any new measures.

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[Opinion] MEPs demand more from EU on human rights in Asia

On Thursday and Friday, heads of state of 51 Asian and European countries will be in Brussels for a summit with the EU. As MEPs, we denounce the fact that many countries around the table are major human rights violators.

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[Opinion] EU migration solutions are on the table – let’s adopt them

The sense of a migration "crisis" remains unabated, fuelled by populists and pseudo-strongmen manipulating the fear among voters for their own short-term political ends.

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No progress at Brexit summit, talks continue

British prime minister Theresa May addressed the EU-27 leaders after the apparent breakdown of Brexit talks and told them the UK is open to considering a longer transition period. But even a November 'emergency' summit is not yet certain.

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May faces EU leaders head-to-head as Brexit deal falters

The EU is open to extending a proposed Brexit transition period for another year, as Theresa May arrives in Brussels to brief EU leaders on how she sees the way forward in highly-precarious Brexit negotiations.

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