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Battered May seeks Brexit ‘assurances’ from EU

Having just survived a leadership challenge 24 hours ago in London, Theresa May is back in Brussels for the EU summit in a hope of getting 'guarantees' from the EU on the Irish backstop. But could they be enough?

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[Ticker] Tajani: Italy budget row ‘wasted money’

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani said on Thursday that the budget row between the European Commission and Italy was a "needless power game" which "wasted an awful lot of money", with investors fleeing Italy and losses at the stock market. "...

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[Ticker] MEPs demand end to EU funds for Czech PM company

A broad majority in the European Parliament called on Thursday on the EU Commission to suspend all EU funding to Agrofert, a business empire linked to Czech prime minister Andrej Babis, until any conflict of interest is fully investigated and resolved....

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[Ticker] May: ‘I don’t expect immediate breakthrough’

Britisih prime minister Theresa May said on arriving at the EU summit in Brussels that "I don't expect an immediate breakthrough but I do hope that we can start to work as soon as possible on the assurances that are required". May was referring to the ...

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[Opinion] Lost in Brexit chaos – abortion rights in Northern Ireland

Labour MP Diana Johnson has brought a private members bill to Westminster that proposes to decriminalise abortion in the whole of the UK, which means that, if successfully passed, current provisions for Northern Ireland will also be repealed.

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[Analysis] Court confirms EU illegally relaxed diesel emission rules

An EU commission official already worried in 2015 that a more lenient emissions limit could be illegal - but the EU went ahead anyway.

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[Ticker] Top court says EU changed diesel emission limits illegally

The General Court of the EU said Thursday the European Commission was not allowed to change nitrogen oxides limits for cars when it introduced a new, more realistic, test. It ruled in favour of the cities Paris, Brussels, and Madrid, which had challeng...

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Hungary defies EU with ‘rubber-stamp’ court

The creation of a new "rubber-stamp" supreme court puts Hungary in the vanguard of an anti-EU rebellion in the east.

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[Ticker] EU institutions agree reform of citizens initiative

The European Parliament and the Council agreed on Wednesday to revise the European Citizens' Initiative, which allows European citizens to ask the Commission to submit a legislative proposal, if they muster one million signatures. The reformed initiati...

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[Opinion] Raw materials: ‘holy grail’ of 21st century industrial policy

Europe must make sure that its current dependence on fossil fuels is not replaced by another one: on primary raw materials coming from outside our continent.

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[Ticker] Spain follows France with boost to minimum wage

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Wednesday the largest annual increase in more than 40 years of the minimum wage, saying "a rich country cannot have poor workers". The lowest-paid workers salary would rise 22 percent to €900 per month in 2019, which would cost the state €340m per year. French president Emmanuel Macron under pressure from large public protests announced a €100 increase in the minimum wage.

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[Ticker] US rejects EU-backed proposal to reform WTO

The US rejected on Wednesday an EU-backed proposal to reform the World Trade Organization. "With respect to the proposal advanced by the European Union, China, and India, it is hard to see how it in any way responds to the concerns raised by the United...

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