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Slovak interior minister resigns after protests

Slovak interior minister Robert Kalinak resigned on Monday. Kalinak, who has been suspected of corruption in several cases, was under growing pressure after the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova on 25 February. The minister's resignation comes after tens of thousands people demonstrated over the weekend against the government, its handling of the murder and its lack of action against corruption.

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Brexit and MEPs expenses in the spotlight This WEEK

The EU will be watching closely how the political dynamics of Theresa May's Conservative party conference starting next week will influence Brexit negotiations. MEPs might also be forced to release their office expenses.

Salzburg summit presses for bigger Frontex mandate

Issues of sovereignty remain entrenched following a proposal by the European Commission to expand the EU's border and coast guard, also known as Frontex, to 10,000. But EU leaders maintain a "basic consensus" of support had been reached.

Airbnb agrees to clarify pricing for EU

The justice commissioner says the accommodation-rental website will better inform users about prices, and about the legal status of their 'hosts'. Facebook, however, could face sanctions if it doesn't comply with EU rules.

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