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10th Dec 2019

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Record numbers of asylum seekers flock to EU

The number of asylum seeks registered by EU states jumped by some 100,000 from 2012 to hit 435,000 last year, EU statistics say. Sweden registered more than large states Italy or the UK. Syrians were the largest group of applicants, but Russians also applied for shelter in large numbers.

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EU must manage climate and industry together

For Romanian centre-right MEP Adina-Ioana Valean, the previous chair of environment committee and current chair of industry, research and energy (ITRE), climate and industrial policy-making must go hand-in-hand to bring sustainability and prosperity to Europe.

Opinion

Does Malta's Labour Party now belong in S&D?

The Maltese Labour Party is a curious creature. No minister, MEP, MP, president, or former president has yet criticised Joseph Muscat publicly and outright over the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Zahradil 'conflict of interest' probe may flounder

The European Parliament's internal body, designed to sanction MEPs for conflicts of interests, has failed to deliver any meaningful verdicts. Some are hoping a future proposal for a new independent ethics body will help hold MEPs accountable.

News in Brief

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  5. Belgium: King does another round of consultations
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  7. Russia and Ukraine agree ceasefire by new year
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