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21st Jan 2019

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Greek parliament approves last bailout budget

The Greek parliament approved on Tuesday evening the 2018 state budget, by 153 votes to 144. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the budget as the last that Greece would have to execute while under an adjustment program, reminding that his socialist government took over a country with empty coffers and an unemployment close to 27 percent. Conservative opposition leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said the new budget would undermine Greece's growth prospects.

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Opinion

Salvini and Kaczynski - the new 'axis' powers?

Populists and Eurosceptics are slowly realising that the goal of dismantling the EU is not only unrealistic, costly and unpopular - but also deprives them of valuable opportunities to accumulate political capital and exert influence.

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Aachen treaty and Brexit endgame This WEEK

Germany and France are set to reinforce their alliance as the engine-house of European integration, while Britain continues to struggle to leave the EU.

Germany led way on EU rights protection

Germany led the way on protection of human rights this year, but Hungary, Italy, and Poland "undermined the EU's moral standing" on the world stage, a leading NGO said.

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