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France still struggles to comply EU deficit limits

France, along with Spain, Greece, Britain, will continue to face disciplinary procedures for its excessive budget deficit.

EU urges members to address inequality

The European Union is urging member states to take advantage of the bloc's recovering economy to strengthen public finances.
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Britain threatens to walk away from Brexit negotiations

David Davis has warned that Britain will walk away from the Brexit negotiating table unless the EU drops calls for the UK to cough up €100bn when it leaves.
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France wants more EU cooperation on defence

France's new Armed Forces Minister Sylvie Goulard has vowed to press ahead with European defence projects and work more closely with Germany.
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Top EU officials to meet with Erdogan in Brussels

Turkish President Erdogan will meet with top European Union officials in Brussels to discuss relations between both sides before the NATO summit.

EU congratulates incumbent Iranian president Hassan Rouhani

The message came after Rouhani won a second term in Friday’s presidential election by securing an absolute majority of the votes
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Germany wants Bundesbank chief Weidmann to replace Draghi

The chancellor and her finance minister are set to push for Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann to become the fourth guardian of the single currency.
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First Brexit negotiations after British elections

European Union officials are preparing for talks on Britain's exit from the bloc to begin on June 19 but expect confirmation of the date only after the British election on June 8.

More EU peacebuilding efforts in Syria

Only a political process led by the different Syrian groups and supported by the UN could end a war in Syria and the EU should take a more active role.
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National parliaments to get more influence on EU legislation

The European Parliament approved a report which advocates extra checks to ensure the EU legislates only on areas not best left to member states and that the legislation is fit for purpose as well as proportionate

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