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EU bans fish imports from Faroe Islands

The European Commission Tuesday banned imports of herring and mackerel from the Faroe Islands, escalating a conflict about alleged over-fishing. Brussels says it is trying "to protect stocks," while Faroese PM Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen says it is "ignoring international obligations" by imposing sanctions before all negotiation options are exhausted.

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Orban allies divided in vote on Hungary sanctions probe

The EU parliament's civil liberties committee in a draft report calls on member states to deal with Hungary's backsliding on EU rules. Lawmakers from the centre-right European People's Party were split over the critical report.

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Rutte - from 'Mr No' to 'next Tusk'?

Make no mistake – Rutte, sometimes considered as a potential candidate to succeed Donald Tusk, is one of the toughest of the EU's current heads of state.

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Progressive CAP alternative only hope for sustainability

We see the new CAP as spelling the death of rural communities, the acceleration of the rural exodus, the consolidation of big agribusinesses, jeopardising public health standards and turning binding climate change targets into optional goals for member states.

EU leaders still in search of migration plan

Select EU leaders met amid rising tension over migration, with Italy's PM, who had threatened to boycott the summit, putting forward a new plans to stop boats from leaving Libya.

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