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21st Jan 2019

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MEPs reject member states' budget proposal

The European Parliament budget committee rejected on Wednesday cuts proposed by the EU Council in the 2017 budget. The parliament will vote next month on a €161.8 billion budget, €4.13 billion more than the original commission proposal. The parliament's budget rapporteur Jens Geier said that the migration crisis, jobs and growth were priorities and that member states were "acting inconsistently by proposing further cuts to an already under-financed budget."

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Turkish NBA star takes on Erdogan

Turkish NBA basketball star, Enes Kanter, gave up joining teammates in a London match over fears of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reach into the EU.

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Salvini and Kaczynski - the new 'axis' powers?

Populists and Eurosceptics are slowly realising that the goal of dismantling the EU is not only unrealistic, costly and unpopular - but also deprives them of valuable opportunities to accumulate political capital and exert influence.

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