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Ireland to hold abortion referendum in May

Ireland's voters will decide in a referendum in late May whether to lift a constitutional ban on most abortions, prime minister Leo Varadkar said Monday. Voters will be asked if they want to repeal the eighth amendment of the Irish constitution which guarantees the equal right to life of the mother and her unborn child. It is the first time in 35 years voters will have a say on abortion.

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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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