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26th Apr 2018

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Greece to be back in EU asylum system by 2017

The EU commission says member states should be able to return asylum seekers to Greece before the end of the year under the so-called Dublin regulation. "The idea is get Greece back up to the standard of Dublin by the end of the year," said an EU commission spokesperson. The comments follows media reports by Germany's interior minister who said Greece needs to improve conditions to allow for the returns.

EU tells platforms to sort fake news by October or face new law

The European Commission wants results by October against fake news - or it may impose regulations targeting "a few platforms." But its current plans are not acceptable to everyone, with civil groups saying more evidence is needed to shape policy.

Analysis

Commission wants bigger post-Brexit budget

The Commission wants the next EU budget to prove the bloc has survived Brexit unscathed. However, some net payers disagree. The EU executive plans to put out an overall budget figure of 1.13 to 1.18 percent of EU GNI.

EU shelves Macron idea for 'European Darpa'

The European Commission's new strategy on artificial intelligence contains nothing that resembles French president's idea for a US-inspired agency for disruptive innovation.

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