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19th Jul 2018

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Merkel says Germany will stand by Ireland on Brexit

German chancellor Angela Merkel told Irish prime minister Enda Kenny that Germany will help Ireland "to safeguard its interests" in the negotiations for the UK's departure from the EU, RTE reported Thursday. "Whatever happens in the Brexit negotiations, nothing should undermine the peace and stability ... in Northern Ireland," added Kenny, saying it was "critical" that Brexit does not lead to a "hard border" between his country and Northern Ireland.

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EU 'tax lady' hits Google with record fine

Margrethe Vestager has fined the US tech giant with €4.34bn for abusing its market dominance in mobile operating systems - but assured US president Donald Trump that it is not because she does not like America.

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Europe's water quality falls short

Due to pollution, the majority of European rivers, lakes and estuaries fall below the minimum environmental standards, a report by the European Environment Agency reveals.

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EU must create safe, legal pathways to Europe

As the rapporteur for the European Parliament on an EU regulation on resettlement, my colleagues and I have outlined an effective plan based on solidarity and humanitarian principles.

May avoids defeat in key Brexit bill

The British prime minister escaped defeat again in parliament, as EU governments question her ability to ratify any Brexit deal by Westminster.

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