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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.

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EU promotes 'Egypt model' to reduce migrant numbers

EU council president Donald Tusk wants to discuss deepening relations with authoritarian Egypt, as a model of migrant reduction, with EU heads of state and government at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday.

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New book: Why war is coming

War is the likely outcome of current geopolitical trends - the decline of democracy and rise of authoritarian nationalism - says Belgian writer Koert Debeuf in his new book 'Tribalisation', to be launched in New York this week.

EU parliament will not budge on office expenses

Hungarian centre-right MEP Livia Jaroka sticks to earlier decision: documents related to the minor reform of the expenses system, requested by EUobserver, should remain secret.

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