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19th Jun 2018

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EU leaders expected to approve Brexit future talks guidelines

European Council president Donald Tusk said on Tuesday that he needs "a couple more hours" to consult with member states about Monday's EU-UK agreement on parts of the Brexit deal. A top EU official said that he was "quite optimistic" that after the agreement, EU leaders will adopt "unanimously" on Friday the guidelines for the next negotiation, over the future relationship between the EU and the UK.

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EU summit set to outsource asylum

Draft conclusions of the EU summit seen by this website suggest setting up "regional disembarkation platforms", possibly in countries near Libya, to separate asylum seekers and economic migrants.

EU states set to back some asylum reform laws

Efforts to reform 'Dublin', a regulation that determines who is responsible for asylum applications, remain mired in controversy. But other less contentious reforms that make up EU asylum laws have already reached provisional agreements.

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The Baltic 'Big Sea' strategy

The Baltic Sea is almost an inland European lake - it borders Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Kaliningrad and Russia. It also has an EU strategy - and an action plan.

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