Wednesday

17th Jan 2018

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Putin plans Paris visit on 19 October

Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, said on Thursday that president Vladimir Putin would go to Paris on 19 October to speak about Syria, Ukraine and bilateral relations with French president Francois Hollande. French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who was meeting Lavrov, did not confirm the visit, Ayrault saying he was in Moscow to tell Lavrov "face to face that no one can tolerate [the] situation" in Syria.

'No backsliding' on Brexit promise, Irish PM warns

Leo Varadkar, the first leader to address MEPs in a series of speeches on the EU's future, pledged to close tax loopholes, pay more into the EU budget, and keep London to its word on Northern Ireland.

Commission and council dig in on GMO opt-outs

The European Commission and the EU's national governments pass each other the buck on who should move first on a heavily-criticised proposal on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food.

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