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EU urges humanitarian plan on Balkan migrant route

The EU Commission and the Netherlands, holding the EU rotating presidency, have called on "all countries and actors along the [Western Balkan migrant] route to prepare the necessary contingency planning to be able to address humanitarian needs", following tightening of border controls and risks of a crisis "especially in Greece".

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New doubts raised on tracking ads ahead of key vote

Investors and small businesses are not, in fact, as keen on tracking-based online adverts as Big Tech's lobbying efforts have claimed, new research revealed on Monday, ahead of this week's plenary vote on stricter rules for online platforms.

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Time to stop China's economic hostage-taking of Lithuania

Simply opening the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius, sparked a large-scale expansion of China's economic warfare against democracies. China's actions amount to a fundamental attack on the DNA of the European Union: the internal market.

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