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4th Apr 2020

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EU anti-terror chief: no proof Gulen network is terrorist group

The EU's counterterrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove said in an interview with Reuters published on Thursday that the EU does not see the movement of cleric Fethullah Gulen "as a terrorist organisation, and I don't believe the EU is likely to change its position soon". He said Turkey, which accuses Gulen of being behind a coup attempt last year, needs "concrete substantive data which shows that they were involved".

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New push to kick Orban's party out of centre-right EPP

Member parties from the largest European political family have called for the expulsion of their Hungarian partner - again. This time, two prime ministers joined, but so far the heavyweights have again stayed away.

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EU launches €100bn worker support scheme

The EU commission has announced a "new solidarity instrument", mobilising €100bn in support to workers with jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Other funds will be redirected to respond to the negative economic impact.

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