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20th Oct 2017

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Juncker refuses to resign

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said he will not resign despite political pressure from some member states. In an interview with the Belgian daily Le Soir on Sunday, he said he had no intention to step down. "I am a free man, if I want to stop, I'll do it without asking anyone," he said.

Analysis

May on mission impossible in Brussels

UK prime minister called on other EU leaders to "step forward together", but she has almost nothing to offer them except the threat of walking away.

EU seeks to shut down Libya sea route

EU leaders are aiming to reach a consensus on the Dublin asylum reforms by early next year, announced European Council chief Donald Tusk. But first, they want to shut down the Central Mediterranean route from Libya.

MEPs: EU migrant quotas do have a future

The EU Parliament's lead negotiator on the Dublin rule, a key asylum regulation that has sparked a political clash among EU states, is now demanding for an automatic and permanent relocation scheme.

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