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21st Sep 2020

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Juncker: Turkey's EU membership out of the question for now

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday that Turkey cannot join the EU in the near future. "Rule of law, justice and fundamental values have top priority [in accession process] and that rules out EU membership for Turkey in the foreseeable future," the commission president said, adding that the EU will always "stretch out a hand" towards Turkey. He also pleaded with Ankara to release journalists from its jails.

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Cyprus leaves EU ministers red-faced on Belarus

EU foreign ministers will have nothing to show Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya when they meet her in Brussels on Monday, after Cyprus blocked sanctions.

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EU seals new Covid-19 deal amid global distribution fears

The European Commission sealed a second Covid-19 vaccine deal, amid fears over the fair distribution of supplies worldwide. So far Brussels has secured, or is negotiating, a stock of nearly two billion doses.

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