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16th Jan 2019

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Finland has world's most happy migrant population

Finland takes the top spot as the world's happiest country according to the World Happiness Report 2018, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels and was released on Wednesday. Finland's immigrants are also the happiest immigrant population in the world. The four top-ranked countries are all Nordic, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland while Bulgaria ranks lowest among EU states at number 100 on the list.

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Opinion

On Morocco, will the EU ignore its own court?

If the European parliament votes in favour of the new Morocco agreement without knowing that it complies with the European Court of Justice judgement, how can it demand that other countries respect international law and their own courts?

MEPs redouble appeal on sexual harassment

The EU parliament's internal chiefs have so far refused to introduce mandatory training on dealing with sexual harassment. MEPs have now asked for it again.

Opinion

Trump's wall vs Europe's sea

Though we would never admit it, the only difference between Trump and the EU is we don't need a wall - because we're 'fortunate' enough to have the Mediterranean.

Centre-right MEPs want transparency vote to be secret

A number of centre-right MEPs are pushing for a secret ballot on a plenary vote that would make EU lawmakers more transparent and accountable to the public - in a move described as "absurd" by Transparency International.

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