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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

EU threatens Hungary with sanctions

Hungarian populist premier Viktor Orban denounced threatened EU sanctions over the country's deteriorating rights situation.

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.
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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.

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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