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[Agenda] Brexit nail-biter and EU nominations This WEEK

British prime minister Boris Johnson will meet the 27 other EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday to try to clinch a last-minute Brexit deal.

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[Ticker] Italy: EU cannot accept Turkish ‘blackmail’

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte said Friday that the EU must not accept the threats of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said he would push millions of Syrian refugees into Europe. "Turkish efforts to welcome in Syrian refugees cannot t...

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[Ticker] Is a Brexit deal still possible?

EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday that EU ambassadors agreed to open intensive "tunnel" negotiations on British PM Boris Johnson's latest proposals, aiming to reach an agreement by next Thursday's summit, the Guardian writes. J...

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[Ticker] EU and UK to ‘intensify’ Brexit talks

The European Commission on Friday released a statement saying the "EU and the UK have agreed to intensify discussions over the coming days." The statement followed a meeting between EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay....

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[Ticker] Norway hit by train strike over EU regulations

Trains across Norway stopped for two hours on Thursday as employees walked out to protest against the implementation of the EU's 4th Railway Package, a set of legislative texts designed to complete the single market for rail services. Protestors said t...

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EU stands alone against US and Russia on Syria

EU diplomats stood alone against the US and Russia on Syria at the UN on Thursday, painting a bleak picture of transatlantic relations.

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Commission takes Poland to court on eve of election

As Poland's combative Law and Justice party faces elections this Sunday, the commission once again sends a case on its domestic judiciary reforms to the European Court of Justice for breaking EU rules.

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[Ticker] Macron says he warned von der Leyen on Goulard

In reaction to the European Parliament's veto of France's European commission nominee Sylvie Goulard, French president Emmanuel Macron said he warned EU commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen that Goulard might face difficulties as she is under investigation. He also said that von der Leyen told him she called the main EP group leaders, who promised their support. The S&D and EPP leadership deny receiving such a call.

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[Ticker] France: EU will retaliate in aviation state aid battle

France's finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday the EU is ready to impose sanctions on US products if an agreement is not reached over the EU's illegal state-aid for aircraft dispute. "The American administration should be aware that if there...

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[Ticker] EU considers new rules and agency against dirty money

EU officials said on Thursday that the EU is working on a new approach to fight financial crime and the flow of dirty money, Reuters reported. The European Central Bank and the EU parliament proposed establishing a new agency against money laundering t...

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[Ticker] France against accession talks for North Macedonia, Albania

France opposes the start of EU membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying the EU has too many other challenges to cope with for now, Reuters reported. More than half of the EU member states are in favour of the talks. If not, proponents ...

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[Ticker] EU imposes new 66 percent tariffs on China

The European Union decided to impose 66.4 percent tariffs on Chinese steel road wheels in a sanction against dumping, according to Bloomberg. Chinese companies sold steel road wheels for cars, tractors and trailers under the real cost causing harm to European manufacturers. The market is worth €800m and employs around 3,600 people, mainly in Germany, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, Italy, Romania and Poland.

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