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27th Jun 2019

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Donald Tusk re-elected as EU president

Poland's Donald Tusk won a second term as European Council president after a short discussion at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. His country's government had opposed his re-election but ended up isolated. Tusk's mandate will run until the end of 2019. "Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed and cordial support. It helped", he tweeted after the outcome, adding a heart emoji. Read the full story here.

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EU anti-trust chief 'hates' US, Trump says

US president Donald Trump has accused EU anti-trust chief Margrethe Vestager of "hating" the US after she opened a case against another American tech giant.

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EU moves to end car-testing 'confidentiality clause'

The EU Commission will now spend €3.4m next year to rent cars for emissions testing - after EUobserver revealed that models loaned by the manufacturer were then subject to commercial confidentiality clauses.

EU parliament gives extra time for leaders on top jobs

The EU parliament might allow an extra 24 hours for EU heads of government to first come up with the new EU leadership names. Meanwhile, EPP lead candidate Manfred Weber is meeting Angela Merkel and AKK in Berlin for backing.

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EU-Vietnam trade deal a bad day for workers' rights

Behind the smiles and handshakes, the signature of the EU-Vietnam trade and investment deals agreed on Tuesday and to be signed this week have dire consequences for human well-being and our ability to prevent climate and ecological breakdown.

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