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21st Jun 2018

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Israeli military bulldoze Palestinian shelters built by EU

Israel razed on Tuesday five buildings in the West Bank constructed without permits, including three paid for by the European Union. The US State Department said it “raises serious questions” about the Jewish state’s commitment to peace. “We believe that this is part of an ongoing process of land seizures, settlement expansions, legalisation of outpost, denial of Palestinian development,” said spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau during a press briefing.

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Bavaria hijacks EU migration talks

German domestic politics has taken over the EU migration agenda, as select leaders meet for a special mini-summit on Sunday.

Opinion

The risks behind the 'green bond' boom

The EU should not overuse the financial system in order to achieve environmental goals, or it risks the emergence of a green bond bubble which would be detrimental to the financial sector and hinder the achievement of climate targets.

Analysis

Greece facing post-bailout challenges

Creditors are expected to agree Thursday on a final loan and debt relief measures for Greece. After eight years on an international lifeline, the country will remain under close surveillance - but will have to find a new economic model.

Investigation

How to get around the EU posted workers directive

Some EU careworkers in Belgium receive around €400 a month - despite their carers paying €2,500 a month and paying for flights and accommodation. The answer lies in how firms can skirt the safeguards in the EU's posted workers directive.

Opinion

EU needs comprehensive 'sexuality education'

The subject is mandatory by law in some form in nearly all EU countries - but it is mostly reproduction- and biology-centred, covering topics such as unwanted pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections.

Opinion

Fate of EU refugee deal hangs in the balance

Europe's choice is between unplanned, reactive, fragmented, ineffective migration policy and planned, regulated, documented movements of people, writes International Rescue Committee chief David Miliband.

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