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25th Jul 2017

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Scottish government rejects UK plan to re-negotiate EU treaty

The Scottish government has rejected the UK's plan to renegotiate the EU treaties. In an official paper published Wednesday, external affairs minister Fiona Hyslop said Brussels should reduce 'unnecessary red-tape' and 'competence creep' but dismissed claims that the treaties should be re-opened. Scotland holds a referendum on independence next month.

Journalists on trial highlight Turkey crackdown

The trial, which opened Monday, of 17 journalists and administrative employees of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet is considered one of the most important episodes in a systematic campaign to silence dissent.

EU Commission unmoved by Polish president's veto

Andrzej Duda decided to veto two of the controversial draft laws, which would put the judiciary under political control, but the EU executive is awaiting details before deciding on whether to launch legal probes on Wednesday.

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