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11th Dec 2017

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EU judges rule to keep Hamas funds frozen

The EU court in Luxembourg has set aside a previous judgment from 2014, which said that Hamas, a Palestinian militant group, should not be designated as a terrorist entity and should have its funds unfrozen. The 2014 ruling said the EU had wrongly listed Hamas on the basis of media reports, but Wednesday's verdict said member states were entitled to use outside sources as well as their own information.

Opinion

Iceland: further from EU membership than ever

With fewer pro-EU MPs in the Iceland parliament than ever before, any plans to resume 'candidate' membership of the bloc are likely to remain on ice, as the country prioritises national sovereignty and a more left-wing path.

Romania wants EU signal on Schengen membership

Bucharest expects other member states to decide on its accession to the passport-free area before it takes the rotating EU presidency on 1 January 2019 - amid criticism of a controversial new justice reform.

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