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20th Feb 2017

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EU sends Portugal urgent assistance to fight forest fires

Wildfires on Madeira have prompted Portugal to ask for EU assistance. The European Commission said on Wednesday that two planes from Spain and one from Italy were sent to Madeira under the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism. At least three people have been killed and more than 1,000 people evacuated from their homes due to the fires, which have raged for five days on the island in the North Atlantic.

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Nordstream 2: Alternative pipeline facts

Arguments put forward by Nord Stream 2's Brussels lobbyist in defence of the Russian-led project are not consistent and ignore some basic facts.

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