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Polish President Duda Wins Election, New Battles With EU Loom

Polish President Duda Wins Election, New Battles With EU Loom

Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a deeply conservative platform after a closely fought election that is likely to deepen the country’s isolation in the European Union. Nearly final results from Sunday’s presidential election put him on more than 51%, giving him an unassailable lead over Warsaw mayor Rafal […]

European Union Boosts Aid to Drought-Affected Countries in the Horn of Africa

European Union Boosts Aid to Drought-Affected Countries in the Horn of Africa

 Additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million will help scale up the response in the three countries worst affected by drought in the Horn of Africa. The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, who have been facing critical levels of food insecurity due to […]

Britons May Have To Apply To Visit Europe After Brexit

Britons May Have To Apply To Visit Europe After Brexit

  British citizens may have to apply online and pay to travel to Europe after the UK leaves the EU, under plans being drawn up by the bloc for a visa waiver programme similar to the US system. The European commission is due to unveil draft legislation for the EU travel information and authorisation system […]

EU Officials Finalise Common Asylum System To Resettle Refugees

EU Officials Finalise Common Asylum System To Resettle Refugees

European officials have finalised plans to create a common EU asylum system and refugee resettlement scheme, which advocates portray as the solution to the European migration crisis but which critics believe will be a further betrayal of refugee rights. Officials have proposed creating a semi-standardised system that would allow asylum seekers to expect similar treatment […]

EU Regulators Resume Scrutiny Of Halliburton, Baker Hughes deal

EU Regulators Resume Scrutiny Of Halliburton, Baker Hughes deal

EU competition regulators have resumed their scrutiny of U.S. oil industry services group Halliburton Co’s (HAL.N) plan to acquire smaller rival Baker Hughes (BHI.N), a deal which U.S. authorities say is uncompetitive and wants to block. The European Commission, which halted its investigation into the $35 billion deal last month while waiting for more details […]

Turkey says hopeful for migrant deal with EU leaders

Turkey says hopeful for migrant deal with EU leaders

Turkey’s prime minister raised hopes of a deal with EU leaders on Friday to help stem the influx of migrants into Europe, but France and Germany warned of difficult talks as both sides grapple with how to send refugees back from Greece. After European Union leaders spent Thursday arguing over their negotiating position, Ahmet Davutoglu […]