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19th Jun 2018

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EU closes UK's excessive deficit procedure

EU finance ministers on Tuesday closed the procedure for excessive deficit that was opened against the UK in 2008. They said that the deficit is "set to remain below the three percent of GDP reference value over the forecast horizon." Only France and Spain remain under the procedure.

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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.

EU states set to back some asylum reform laws

Efforts to reform 'Dublin', a regulation that determines who is responsible for asylum applications, remain mired in controversy. But other less contentious reforms that make up EU asylum laws have already reached provisional agreements.

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The Baltic 'Big Sea' strategy

The Baltic Sea is almost an inland European lake - it borders Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Kaliningrad and Russia. It also has an EU strategy - and an action plan.

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