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13th Jul 2020

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Sweden 'worried' by UK decision on new EU Treaty

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has criticised the UK's decision to stay out of a new core EU Treaty on joint economic governance. "Worried that Britain is starting to drift away from Europe in a serious way. To where? In a strong alliance with Hungary," he tweeted on Friday morning.

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EU 'in-person' summit plus key data privacy ruling This WEEK

EU leaders will meet in Brussels on Friday and Saturday to discuss in person the EU's long-term budget and recovery plan to respond to the crisis. Meanwhile, the future of the EU-US Privacy Shield might depend on this week's ruling.

Michel lays out compromise budget plan for summit

Ahead of expected tense discussions next weekend among EU leaders, European Council president Charles Michel tries to find common ground: the recovery package's size, and grants, would stay - but controls would be tougher.

Border pre-screening centres part of new EU migration pact

Michael Spindelegger, the former minister of foreign affairs of Austria and current director of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), reveals some of the proposals in the European Commission's upcoming pact on migration and asylum.

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