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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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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.

EU fines Facebook over WhatsApp acquisition

Facebook also claims that the legal challenge against user data transfers from the EU to US was “deeply flawed”, and that sufficient privacy protections are already in place.

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.

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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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.

Ivory Coast on the brink of civil after nationwide army mutiny

Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in Ivory Coast's two largest cities of Abidjan and Bouake as the military said it pressed an operation to quash a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments.

German lawmakers not allowed to visit soldiers at Incirlik air base

Germany has about 270 troops at the base. The refusal was communicated to Germany’s ambassador over the weekend.

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