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  • Macedonia stops migrants trying Balkan route

    Macedonia stops migrants trying Balkan route

    Police in North Macedonia stopped during the weekend the separate incidents two vehicles carrying 22 migrants who allegedly planned to enter Serbia illegally and travel on to the EU. Police said on Sunday that nine Pakistanis were found in a car in the country's south late Saturday, near the borders with Greece and Bulgaria. The driver was arrested and placed in custody.

  • Centre-right set to win European Parliament vote

    Centre-right set to win European Parliament vote

    The center-right is set to remain the biggest group in the European Parliament after May elections, according to a Parliament survey released on Monday. While traditional parties are set to retain a dominance that would allow a continuation of the broad centrist majority coalition, far right is set to gain about 14% of seats, and to further introduce policy uncertainty.

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  •  Trump urges Europe to take back 800 captured ISIS fighters

    Trump urges Europe to take back 800 captured ISIS fighters

    President Trump urged Europe late on Saturday to take back around 800 captured ISIS fighters from the continent, or risk the US being forced to release them. According to Trump, the fighters, captured by US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, could be released if European nations do not take them in and put them on trial, risking further IS backed attacks on the continent.

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  • Commission intensifies “no-deal” customs preparedness

    Commission intensifies “no-deal” customs preparedness

    The European Commission has on Monday stepped up its “no-deal” outreach to EU businesses in the area of customs and indirect taxation such as VAT, given the risk that the United Kingdom may leave the EU on 30 March this year without a deal. The outreach campaign is in line with the European Council (Article 50) conclusions of December 2018, calling for intensified preparedness work for all scenarios.

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  • Facebook knew about data misuse earlier, UK says

    Facebook knew about data misuse earlier, UK says

    British lawmakers have accused Facebook of "intentionally and knowingly" violating data privacy and competition laws, adding that CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed "contempt" toward parliament by not appearing before them. The report by the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee concludes an 18-month investigation into Facebook and is based on an arguable cache of documents, some of which include correspondence between Zuckerberg and company executives, which stem from a lawsuit filed in California against Facebook.

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  • Venezuela denies MEPs entry

    Venezuela denies MEPs entry

    Venezuela denied a group of European Parliament deputies entry into the country on Sunday, arguing they had 'conspiratorial motives' for flying to Caracas in the throes of a political crisis.  According to a statement from the group, which consisted of members of the conservative European People's Party (PPE), all of their passports had been "seized" and they were being "expelled" in a rude matter without any explanation given. 

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  • After the local election: Voting to be done via machines, ballots to be scrapped

    After the local election: Voting to be done via machines, ballots to be scrapped

    Following the local election set for the autumn of 2019, voting to be done exclusively via machines in all polling stations, excluding those listing under 300 voters, stations abroad and specialised ones (set up on ships and in hospitals and prisons as well as the portable ones). That is what the lawmakers of the Committee on Legal Affairs decided to ultimately propose during an emergency session.

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