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16th Oct 2017

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Juncker: enlargement moratorium 'no mistake'

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday the EU is "not stepping away from the Western Balkans, but stepping in". He said at a press conference at the EU summit that he did not make a "mistake" when he said in July 2014 that during his five-year mandate no new countries would be accepted to join the EU. "As a matter of fact no candidate country is ready to join."

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In Iceland: Europe woos Arctic allies

The EU is requesting a status of observer at the Arctic Council, a regional forum in which Asian countries are already active.

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