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Mogherini: Balkans becoming geopolitical 'chessboard'

EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini said in Brussels on Monday that the Western Balkans risked becoming a "chessboard" for geopolitical struggles between Russia and the West. She also said regional "inter-ethnic" tensions were becoming increasingly "dangerous", but added that young people and civil society in the Balkans showed a "pro-European energy" that could help the EU fight euroscepticism if Balkan countries joined the European Union in future.

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Commission chief under fire for Croatia campaign video

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen recorded a video in support of Croatia's ruling party, which the EU executive said was in her "personal capacity" - and admits it was a "mistake" that this was not made clear.

Parliament vaping booths 'too confidential' to discuss

The European Parliament is refusing to disclose documents on an internal debate on whether to set up e-cigarette smoking booths at its premises in Strasbourg and Brussels, posing questions on how it handles transparency on relatively minor issues.

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