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Only seven EU states have 'advanced' stage climate plans

Only seven EU member states – Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and UK – are at an advanced stage in the development of an "integrated national energy and climate plan", a European Commission document showed on Friday. The other 21 EU member states were still "at an initial stage". The Commission has asked national governments to send their draft national plans to Brussels by the end of 2017.

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Opinion

Fate of EU refugee deal hangs in the balance

Europe's choice is between unplanned, reactive, fragmented, ineffective migration policy and planned, regulated, documented movements of people, writes International Rescue Committee chief David Miliband.

Hungary to push ahead with 'Stop Soros' law on NGOs

The Hungarian government of Viktor Orban has said it will not wait until Friday, to hear a verdict of European legal experts on human rights, before going ahead with its bill curtailing NGOs who work with migrants.

EU summit set to outsource asylum

Draft conclusions of the EU summit seen by this website suggest setting up "regional disembarkation platforms", possibly in countries near Libya, to separate asylum seekers and economic migrants.

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