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UN says migrants’ return to Libya by Italian boat could be illegal

Wed, 2018-08-01 07:59
A rescue operation in which an Italian towboat rescued more than 100 migrants and returned them to Libya earlier this week may have been in breach of international law, the United Nations said on Tuesday (31 July).
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EU asks Mali for details of key presidential vote

Wed, 2018-08-01 07:35
The European Union on Tuesday (31 July) pressured Mali to present a "complete and detailed list" of polling stations where a key presidential election could not be held due to violence.
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Central Africa rebels rearm after military gets Russia weapons

Wed, 2018-08-01 07:23
Russia's supply of weapons to the Central African Republic's military has sparked an arms race, with rebels turning to traffickers in Sudan for fresh gun shipments, according to a UN panel of experts.
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BMW to build €1-billion car factory in Hungary

Wed, 2018-08-01 06:52
BMW will invest 1 billion euros ($1.17 bln) to build a new plant in Hungary at a time when a rise in protectionism is forcing carmakers to curb inter-continental exports and to refocus production networks to serve regional trading blocs.
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Trump predicts Iran talks ‘pretty soon’

Wed, 2018-08-01 06:40
US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday (31 July) talks with arch foe Iran were imminent, despite silence from the Islamic republic's leaders to his offer for a meeting.
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EU will spend more on border and migration control than on Africa

Wed, 2018-08-01 06:14
The European Commission’s proposal to bolster Europe's borders would mean that for the first time the EU will spend more on migration control than on developing Africa, as the determination to ‘fortify’ the Continent prevails among national governments and institutions.
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MPs lambast May government’s ‘failure’ to set out post-Brexit migration rules

Tue, 2018-07-31 23:17
MPs have lambasted the UK government for “failing to set out any substantive proposals on long-term migration between the UK and the EU” after Brexit.
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A journey through EU Cohesion Policy

Tue, 2018-07-31 16:59
Cohesion Policy supports the development of regions that are lagging behind and helps in fostering innovation and enterprise in more advanced areas of the European Union.
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Greek opposition hits at Tsipras over wildfires: “How do you sleep?”

Tue, 2018-07-31 16:41
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused the opposition today (31 July) of exploiting one of the country’s worst ever natural disasters for saying ministers should resign over the deaths of at least 91 people in a fire.
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Commission reports ‘intense’ spike in unfair trade practices

Tue, 2018-07-31 16:38
The European Commission published on Tuesday (31 July) its annual report on trade defence measures, which informed of 46 ongoing investigations for unfair commercial practices in 2017.
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Belgium introduces security check fee for EU journalists

Tue, 2018-07-31 15:02
Belgium has introduced an unprecedented fee of €50 months per semester for the security check of journalists attending EU summits. Moreover, the fee discriminates against journalists permanently residing in Belgium and those from abroad, who don’t need to pay the fee.
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Polish EP electoral code change potential flashpoint between Brussels and Warsaw

Tue, 2018-07-31 11:51
The Polish Senate approved the amendments to the Polish electoral law for the European elections in 2019 – an issue that could become another flashpoint in the rule of law dispute between Warsaw and Brussels. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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Bannon’s attempt to bring ‘Trumpism’ to Brussels

Tue, 2018-07-31 09:41
Steve Bannon, former aide and political guru to US President Donald Trump, has a new mission: he wants to unite right-wing and populist parties in the European Union.
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Hard Brexit not an option, Britain’s car industry warns

Tue, 2018-07-31 07:39
A no-deal Brexit is not an option for Britain’s car industry, given the costs and disruption that carmakers and consumers would suffer, the head of the country’s automobile industry group said today (31 July). Mike Hawes, chief executive of the...
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UK foreign secretary to warn France, Austria of costs of no-deal Brexit

Tue, 2018-07-31 07:36
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Paris and Vienna this week to discuss Brexit and warn of the costs to Britain and the European Union of failing to reach a transition deal, his office said on Tuesday.
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Romanian stirs debate with anti-government licence plates

Tue, 2018-07-31 07:30
Romanian police on Monday confiscated the number plates and driving licence of a man who registered his car in Sweden with letters featuring an obscene insult to the left-wing ruling party.
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US official says talks with EU will include agriculture

Tue, 2018-07-31 07:07
Agriculture will be part of the negotiations between the United States and the European Union, whether Brussels wants to discuss it or not, US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Monday (30 July).
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Macedonia to hold referendum on name change on 30 September

Tue, 2018-07-31 06:56
Macedonia's parliament yesterday (30 July) set 30 September as the date for a referendum on changing the country's name to the Republic of North Macedonia, a high-stakes vote aimed at resolving a long-running row with Greece and clearing the path to join NATO and the EU.
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Trump and Conte cement populist front

Tue, 2018-07-31 06:30
US President Donald Trump traded smiles, handshakes and compliments with Italy's populist leader Giuseppe Conte Monday (30 July), as the two rightists presented a united front on everything from Russia to immigration.
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Sánchez backs Morocco’s call for support to stem migrant flows

Tue, 2018-07-31 06:09
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has included Morroco's pending demands of resources for border management, in a letter addressed to the European Commission requesting further emergency assistance to tackle the surge in migrant arrivals.
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