Friday

28th Apr 2017

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I will not seek second term, says Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker has said he will step down when his current term as EU Commission president ends in 2019. Speaking on Deutschlandfunk, Juncker said he had "a fine election campaign" in 2014, "but there won't be a second one, because I won't be putting myself forward as a candidate for a second time". Juncker, 62, began the role in November 2014, for a five-year term, which is renewable once.

Mob storms Macedonian parliament

A nationalist mob violently stormed parliament in Macedonia on Thursday, amid EU concern on police conduct during the attack.

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  8. Romania and Slovenia taken to court over environment policies

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