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20th Feb 2018

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Romania denies hosting US nukes

The foreign ministry of Romania has denied that US nuclear weapons were being moved from Turkey to Romania as ties between Washington and Ankara soured after the failed coup of 15 July. Bucharest issued a press release firmly rejecting the information, first reported by the Euractiv news agency in Brussels. Defence minister Mihnea Motoc said “so far there have not been any plans or discussions [in Nato] on this topic”.

EU taxpayers risk bailing out MEP pension scheme

An MEP voluntary pension scheme is running a €326 million actuarial deficit. The Luxembourg-based fund, set to manage to scheme, is said to have invested the money in controversial sectors like the arms industry.

Poland shows no sign of concessions to Commission

While the dialogue between Warsaw and the Commission has improved since new prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki entered office, there is no sign of compromise over rule of law concerns - as the clock ticks towards a March deadline.

Spain's De Guindos to be ECB vice-president

Spanish finance minister Luis de Guindos will join the the European Central Bank in June, after his sole rival for the vice-presidency job stepped down on Monday.

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