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21st Jun 2018

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Libyan warlord threatens to block Italian ships

General Khalifa Haftar, the head of the Libyan National Army, an armed faction that controls eastern Libya, warned Italy on Thursday that he would block Italian ships that enter Libyan waters to try to stop migrant smuggling. He said that Italy wanted to "export the illegal immigration crisis from its territory to Libya's," and, according to the Al Arabiya channel, he ordered his troops to bomb Italian ships.

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Opinion

The risks behind the 'green bond' boom

The EU should not overuse the financial system in order to achieve environmental goals, or it risks the emergence of a green bond bubble which would be detrimental to the financial sector and hinder the achievement of climate targets.

Analysis

Greece facing post-bailout challenges

Creditors are expected to agree Thursday on a final loan and debt relief measures for Greece. After eight years on an international lifeline, the country will remain under close surveillance - but will have to find a new economic model.

Investigation

How to get around the EU posted workers directive

Some EU careworkers in Belgium receive around €400 a month - despite their carers paying €2,500 a month and paying for flights and accommodation. The answer lies in how firms can skirt the safeguards in the EU's posted workers directive.

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