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Oxfam withdraws from Lesbos in protest

Oxfam has suspended all operations on the Greek island of Lesbos in protest at the treatment of migrants and asylum seekers, joining other charities in a growing boycott. The agencies object to people being detained in camps while their paperwork is processed, a move enabled by the recent EU-Turkey deal.

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How to break the political deadlock on migration

We propose a mandatory solidarity mechanism that allows for flexible options. Every member state will have to contribute in one way or another - through either relocation, return sponsorship or capacity-building measures, writes EPP rapporteur Tomas Tobé MEP.

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Hedegaard on the hazards of stalling climate action

In 2009 Connie Hedegaard presided over the Copenhagen climate conference that ended in rancour - and left Europe on the sidelines. Hedegaard went on to become the first European commissioner for climate action.

No place for Polish 'war' rhetoric, Commission says

The EU Commission says war rhetoric has no place between member states, following an interview by Poland's prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who warned the Brussels executive not to "start the third world war" by withholding EU funds.

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