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4th Apr 2020

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Slovenia ensures right to water in constitution

Slovenia's parliament, on Thursday, passed an amendment to the Constitution making access to drinking water a fundamental right, protecting water sources against privatisation. With 64 votes in favour and none against, the 90-seat parliament added an article to the constitution stating "everyone has the right to drinkable water". Slovenia will become the second EU country, after Slovakia, to protect access to drinking water in the Constitution.

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New push to kick Orban's party out of centre-right EPP

Member parties from the largest European political family have called for the expulsion of their Hungarian partner - again. This time, two prime ministers joined, but so far the heavyweights have again stayed away.

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EU launches €100bn worker support scheme

The EU commission has announced a "new solidarity instrument", mobilising €100bn in support to workers with jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Other funds will be redirected to respond to the negative economic impact.

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