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S&D group want another socialist as Eurogroup chief

The centre-left Socialist & Democrats group (S&D) said on Monday that the new Eurogroup chief, to replace their Jeroen Dijsselbloem, should also come from their political family. The group said in a press release that it is "dangerous" that the other three high-profile EU jobs, the leaders of the European Commission, European Council, and the European Parliament, are now all filled by members of the centre-right European People's Party.

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Pressure mounts to grill Malta's Muscat at EU summit

The Dutch prime minister and figures from the European Parliament are both piling on pressure for leaders at the EU summit to discuss the rule of law in Malta, as the presence of the island-nation's prime minister draws protests.

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Revealed: little evidence to justify internal border checks

EUobserver has obtained notification reports from five European states explaining why they want to impose internal border checks. Few provide any substantial evidence to justify the controls, putting the European Commission in a difficult position to end them.

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