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20th Feb 2018

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Sinn Fein peacemaker Martin McGuinness has died

Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness died Tuesday, aged 66, due to a serious heart condition. The former IRA leader turned peacemaker and Sinn Fein politician worked in the power-sharing government following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which he helped forge, bringing peace to Northern Ireland. In 2007 he became Northern Ireland's deputy first minister alongside his former enemy, first minister Ian Paisley, the Democratic Unionist Party leader.

Poland shows no sign of concessions to Commission

While the dialogue between Warsaw and the Commission has improved since new prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki entered office, there is no sign of compromise over rule of law concerns - as the clock ticks towards a March deadline.

Spain's De Guindos to be ECB vice-president

Spanish finance minister Luis de Guindos will join the the European Central Bank in June, after his sole rival for the vice-presidency job stepped down on Monday.

MPs demand Council become more transparent

Three Dutch MPs, on behalf of 26 national parliamentary chambers across the EU, are demanding more transparency. 'The Eurogroup is the most opaque of them all,' complained Dutch MP Omtzigt.

Eurogroup starts process to pick new ECB chiefs

Eurozone finance ministers will pick who they recommend to become the European Central Bank vice-president - the choice is between their Spanish colleague Luis de Guindos, and the governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Philip Lane.

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