Wednesday

17th Jan 2018

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OSCE loses contact with Ukraine observer team

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has lost contact with one of its Donetsk-based teams in eastern Ukraine, the European security watchdog has said. The team comprised of an Estonian, a Swiss, a Turk and a Dane was on a routine patrol east of Donetsk when contact was lost.

'No backsliding' on Brexit promise, Irish PM warns

Leo Varadkar, the first leader to address MEPs in a series of speeches on the EU's future, pledged to close tax loopholes, pay more into the EU budget, and keep London to its word on Northern Ireland.

Commission and council dig in on GMO opt-outs

The European Commission and the EU's national governments pass each other the buck on who should move first on a heavily-criticised proposal on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food.

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