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20th Aug 2017

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Juncker to meet Soros on Hungary next week

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will meet with Hungarian-born American billionaire George Soros, founder and chairman of Open Society Foundations, on 27 April in Brussels to discuss "all the political developments" in Hungary, the EU executive announced Friday. Soros, who founded the Budapest-based Central European University and whose foundation supports NGOs, both targeted by the Hungarian government, will also meet with commissioners Frans Timmermans, Vera Jourova and Jyrki Katainen.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

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