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24th Apr 2017

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Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row

Seven Turkish civilians are expected to request asylum in Greece, after illegally entering the EU country, according to Greek newspaper Kathimerini. Although many details are yet unconfirmed, the possibility that the Turkish fugitives are supporters of Turkish president Erdogan's rival Fethullah Gulen, will create headaches in Athens. Greece is already facing a diplomatic dilemma about whether to extradite eight Turkish officers accused of taking part in July's failed coup.

Agenda

Brexit summit, Turkey and Hungary dominate EU This WEEK

European leaders will adopt their negotiating position on the Brexit summit on Saturday, whereas the situation of Hungary's democracy and post-referendum Turkey will be under scrutiny in the EU this week.

Russia threat triggers European military spending hike

Russia's annexation of Crimea in Ukraine has intensified military and defence spending throughout much of Central Europe, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Voters 'change face' of French politics

Newcomer Macron and far-right leader Le Pen qualified for the presidential election run-off in a vote that pushed aside the two main traditional parties.

Analysis

France holds nail-biting 'anti-system' vote

Tactical votes could still bring down either of the two favourites in France on Sunday in a nervous election seen as crucial for the future of the EU.

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  4. Russia threat triggers European military spending hike
  5. Voters 'change face' of French politics
  6. France holds nail-biting 'anti-system' vote
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