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19th Aug 2017

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Norway gets new EU minister

Norway's conservative PM, Erna Solberg, appointed three new ministers on Tuesday to strengthen her government ahead of general elections in September. Frank Bakke-Jensen was appointed new EU minister, Terje Soeviknes is new oil-and-energy minister and Per Willy Amundsen is new minister of justice. "The government does not change politics," Solberg said. She refuted that climate-deniers had entered her government: "Everybody in this government believe climate changes are man-made", she said.

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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