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20th Aug 2017

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EU has no evidence of NGO-smuggler collusion in Libya

The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters in Malta that the European Union has no evidence to suggest that NGOs are colluding with Libyan smugglers following allegations by an Italian prosecutor. "We do not have as the European Union evidence of that kind," she said when pressed. An Italian prosecutor in Sicily accused NGOs of working with Libyan people smugglers in an effort to save lives at sea.

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.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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