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28th Feb 2024

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Juncker: UK will be only country to leave EU

EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told the German newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, on Sunday that no other country will leave the EU following the UK's exit. "Britain's example will make everyone realise that it's not worth leaving," he said. He added that the remaining EU states will instead "fall in love with each other again and renew their vows with the European Union."

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Von der Leyen appeals for 'new EU defence mindset'

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen urged "a new European defence mindset" to strengthen the bloc's defence capabilities. But will her latest proposal, to use Russian assets for Ukraine's military needs, stir up controversy?

EU supply chain law fails, with 14 states failing to back it

Member states failed on Wednesday to agree to the EU's long-awaited Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence Directive, after 13 EU ambassadors declared abstention and one, Sweden, expressed opposition (there was no formal vote), EUobserver has learned.

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Joined-up EU defence procurement on the horizon?

Disputes between member states, notably Germany, highlight the lack of coordination among national industrial capabilities for a European Defence Industrial Strategy — which may include the EU's first ever defence commissioner.

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