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19th Aug 2017

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Romanian government survives vote, protests continue

The Romanian center-left government survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote on Wednesday, called after mass protests forced it to reconsider a decree weakening anti-corruption rules. MPs from the three-party ruling coalition abstained, leaving the no-confidence motion with only 161 votes in support, short of the 232 votes needed for it to pass.

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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