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23rd Oct 2017

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Walloon parliament votes to accept Ceta

Belgium's regional parliament of Wallonia has approved the EU-Canada trade deal (Ceta) on Friday with 58 votes in favour, and 5 against. One of the major hurdles before the federal Belgian government can approve the deal, no more problem are expected after an inter-Belgian deal broke days of deadlock. A separate parliament for French-speaking Belgians, and French-speaking MPs in the Brussels parliament, must also now approve.

Italian regions demand autonomy from Rome

The Lombardy and Veneto regions in northern Italy are seeking greater self-determination from the central government following referendum results on Sunday.

Investigation

The mysterious German behind Orban's Russian deals

Klaus Mangold, a German businessman with good connections in Russia, and who provided a jet for Commission vice-president Guenther Oettinger, played a crucial role in Hungary's controversial Paks nuclear deal with Russia, Direkt36's investigation has found.

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