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21st Feb 2024

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UK Navy should run migrant patrols in Channel, MPs suggest

The Royal Navy should be deployed in the English Channel to deter people-smugglers and combat potential terror threats, a report from UK MPs in a Home Affairs select committee suggested. Royal Navy vessels should be made available to bolster the current Border Force, which has only three boats - a "worryingly low" number, according to the MPs.

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Opinion

EU-Israel trade agreement must be on table to stop Rafah attack

The EU-Israel association trade agreement enabled €46.8bn of trade last year. Exports rose for both parties by around 20 percent in 2022. As the bloc's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said: "Yes, we have the capacity to influence [Israel]."

'Nightmare' 2024 sees Orbán struggle ahead of EU elections

Viktor Orbán admits that 2024 "could not have started any worse" for his government. The sex-abuse scandal that led to the resignation of the president provides an opportunity for Hungary's opposition — but their fragmentation could be a major obstacle.

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