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21st Aug 2018

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New Slovak government sworn in on anti-crime pledge

The new Slovak government, led by Peter Pellegrini, won a parliamentary confidence vote Monday, with 81 votes out of 144 MPs who were present. Pellegrini promised to "act in such a way that honest people will have a good life here and those who commit criminal offences will be punished." He succeeds Robert Fico who resigned over the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, followed by anti-corruption demonstrations.

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EU-China cooperation on CO2 storage lost in limbo

A long-standing cooperation between the EU and China on carbon capture and storage has fallen off the political agenda – with the European Commission not having any comment available when asked for an update.

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Greece exits bailouts, but difficult path ahead

"Greece's recovery is not an event, it is a process," EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici says. Statistics, and differences of views between the country's creditors, show that the process will not be easy.

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