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18th Jan 2018

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Iceland's pro-EU parties end demand for referendum

The two pro-EU parties remaining in Iceland's parliament after 28 October elections have declared they won't insist on a referendum on whether to re-apply for EU membership as a condition for participation in government, reports Morgunbladid. Social democrat leader, Logi Einarsson, said his party would not insist on an EU referendum and centrist Restoration Party chair, Thorgerdur Katrin Gunnarsdottir, said it was best not to set any such conditions.

Hungary to tax NGOs that 'help' migration

Ahead of elections in April, Hungary's government swings into campaign mode by proposing a new set of rules to stop illegal migration and NGOs that assist in it.

'No backsliding' on Brexit promise, Irish PM warns

Leo Varadkar, the first leader to address MEPs in a series of speeches on the EU's future, pledged to close tax loopholes, pay more into the EU budget, and keep London to its word on Northern Ireland.

Commission and council dig in on GMO opt-outs

The European Commission and the EU's national governments pass each other the buck on who should move first on a heavily-criticised proposal on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food.

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