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24th Nov 2017

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EU pledges 'solidarity' after new Italy earthquake

The European Commission has promised "full solidarity with the Italian people and authorities" following an earthquake in central Italy Wednesday. It said it had shared satellite images of the damage and was in talks on sending rescue teams from other member states. The same region was already struck by an earthquake this year. Italy has said the EU should relax budget deficit rules to help it pay for reconstruction.

EU still giving gas projects 'fast-track' status

The European Commission published on Friday a list of projects of common interest, which receive preferential treatment. Environmental lobbyists accuse the Commission of trying to fool the public with number games.

Irish crisis may complicate Brexit summit

Snap elections are on the horizon in Ireland over the future of Irish PM's right-hand woman, three weeks before Irish PM is due in Brussels for a crucial Brexit vote.

Focus

EU calls for better disease prevention

EU health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis is encouraging states to spend more to prevent diseases that weigh much on health systems.

News in Brief

  1. Work with Israel, Egypt on gas exploration, says Commission
  2. Only seven EU states have 'advanced' stage climate plans
  3. EU dashes integration hopes of eastern countries
  4. EU approves joint Irish electricity scheme
  5. German president to launch 'Grand Coalition' talks
  6. Irish opposition 'threatens national interest', says minister
  7. SPD drops opposition to grand coalition in Germany
  8. Macron avoids criticising Poland on legal reforms

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  2. EU still giving gas projects 'fast-track' status
  3. Irish crisis may complicate Brexit summit
  4. UK to call out 'hostile' Russia at EU summit
  5. EU calls for better disease prevention
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