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Tusk: EU budget agreed before 2019 elections 'unrealistic'

In a note sent to EU leaders ahead of their summit on Friday, European Council president Donald Tusk said reaching a final agreement on the EU budget for 2020-27 before the May 2019 European elections is "unrealistic." That timeline was advocated last week by Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Tusk proposed to "make as much progress as possible" in 2019, and leave a final decision to the next parliament.

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Drums of war again, in Europe

Just a few weeks ago, as Europeans in several countries put their furious debates about masks and corona appsinto higher gear, Turkey and Greece almost came to blows in the Aegean Sea.

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