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19th Aug 2017

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EU ministers agree to ratify Paris climate agreement

EU ministers agreed to ratify the Paris cimate agreement on Friday. "Deal! Historic day," tweeted EU commissioner for climate and energy Miguel Arias Canete. The European Parliament is expected to vote on the agreement next week, before the EU council adopts a formal decision that will allow the EU to deposit its ratification instrument at the UN before member states complete the ratification.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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