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Macron to focus on posted workers on Eastern Europe trip

French president Emmanuel Macron will push for rules to better protect French workers from Eastern European cheap labour on a visit to the region later this month. Eastern countries have argued that they should be allowed to compete, using lower labour prices, in the West. Macron will travel to Austria, Romania and Bulgaria on 23-25 August, and will also meet with the prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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EU wants answers to de-dramatise Brexit talks

Further talks on the Irish border could continue next week as the EU is open to "any solution" that keeps the border invisible. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said key questions remain over the UK's white paper on a future partnership.

EU urges no-deal Brexit preparation

The EU Commission urged companies, citizens, and member states to prepare in case the UK next March crashes out of the EU without a deal - on the day the new UK Brexit minister arrived in Brussels.

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