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Commission non-reply delays Dieselgate lessons debate

MEPs have postponed a debate with EU commissioner for industry Elzbieta Bienkowska on the Dieselgate emissions scandal, scheduled for Wednesday in the European Parliament's environment committee, after the commission failed to send answers to written questions in advance. A parliamentary inquiry committee into Dieselgate concluded last year that the commission and member states had been guilty of maladministration. Wednesday's debate was supposed to be about the parliament's recommendations.

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Poland to face EU top court on rule of law

The EU commission is expected to refer Poland to the EU's top court over firing supreme court judges, but Warsaw refused to commit on Tuesday that it will implement future EU court rulings.

EU promotes 'Egypt model' to reduce migrant numbers

EU council president Donald Tusk wants to discuss deepening relations with authoritarian Egypt, as a model of migrant reduction, with EU heads of state and government at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday.

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