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19th Oct 2019

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Irish EP exit poll: Gains for Greens and Sinn Fein

Independents scooped around quarter of the vote in Ireland's EU elections Friday, according to RTE exit polls. Governing Fine Gael and Labour received 22% and 6% respectively. Opposition Fianna Fail received 22%. Sinn Fein on 17% and the Greens on 6% were the only parties to gain since 2009.

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Juncker: 'Historic mistake' against Balkan EU hopefuls

The president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker described a decision to block Albania and North Macedonia from advancing into the next phase to eventually join the European Union as a historic mistake.

EU leaders spent just 12 minutes on climate

Climate change was part of the agenda of the EU leaders for Friday's summit. However, the council decided to finalise the EUʼs long-term strategy on climate change at its next meeting in December.

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Crunch Brexit vote in UK This WEEK

The future of Brexit continues to hang in the balance this week, with a crunch vote in Westminster on Saturday.

EU envoy sheds light on weird US diplomacy

Remarks to Congress by the US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, have shed light on the unusual nature of American diplomacy under president Donald Trump.

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