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Rajoy urges Catalonia to abandon Puigdemont

Catalonia ought to replace its self-exiled separatist leader Carles Puigdemont with someone "who sees things differently", Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said on Sunday, El Pais reports. The Catalan parliament has postponed Puigdemont's investiture as president amid legal doubt if it can do it without his physical presence. Puigdemont himself has hired a large villa in a leafy Brussels suburb, where he fled to avoid arrest on a Spanish warrant.

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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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