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EU threatens Hungary with sanctions

Hungarian populist premier Viktor Orban denounced threatened EU sanctions over the country's deteriorating rights situation.
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Mogherini optimistic about EU army headquarters

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said remaining differences over a planned military headquarters had been resolved and it could be formally launched in a few days.

EU joins African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in climate deal push

The EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) made the call at a UN climate change conference taking place in Bonn.

New EU rules to allow ‘streaming without borders’

Online content is increasingly being accessed using portable devices, however when travelling abroad content might be blocked.

‘Unity in diversity’ in new French cabinet

French President Emmanuel Macron named a mix of prominent and unknown figures from the left and the right to make up the government.

Post-Brexit trade deal needs approval of all EU member states

Britain may have to wait - and hope - for every single one of its European Union neighbours to give full legislative consent before it can fully benefit from any post-Brexit free trade deal.
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EU to investigate Italy over handling of Fiat emissions

The European Commission plans to launch infringement proceedings against the Italian government over its handling of an emission-cheating investigation into Fiat Chrysler.

Merging of banking and insurance watchdogs weakens EU financial supervision

Insurers have long resisted being lumped in with banks, fearing they will end up being regulated more harshly.
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Merkel and Macron propose historic EU reconstruction

The new French president and the German chancellor were speaking in Berlin on Macron's 1st day in the job.
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MEPs urge EU members to speed up refugee transfers from Italy and Greece

Against the background of severe migration and refugee crises in the summer of 2015, the EU adopted two emergency decisions to relocate thousands of refugees.

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