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20th Nov 2018

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EU-Turkey summit in Bulgaria in March

The presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk, will meet Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on 26 March, at a meeting hosted in Varna by Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov, Tusk's spokesman announced Tuesday. Erdogan had wanted to participate in the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia in May. They will discuss EU-Turkey relations, including the rule of law and fundamental freedoms in Turkey.

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Cyprus and Greece to create EU spy academy

EU ministers have agreed to create a new "intelligence school" and to jointly build new drones and attack helicopters, amid French and German calls for a future "EU army".

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Panic is not answer to EU's security challenges

EU foreign ministers must choose between contaminating their civilian missions and operations with panic over security and migration, and reaffirming the EU's core values as a global actor for peace and development.

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