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Post-Brexit UK passports to be printed in France after all

Despite some public protests new 'blue' UK passports will be printed by the Franco-Dutch company, Gemalto, after Brexit. That decision will not be appealed by the UK-based company, De La Rue, which holds the current passport contract, the company announced on Wednesday. The government's decision to award the €560m contract to the Franco-Dutch company was made under current EU tender rules.

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Burned cars fuel Swedish election debate

Sweden's first big party leader TV debate ahead of September elections was marked by the burning of dozen of cars in cities across the south-west of the country.

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How long can Bulgaria keep facing both East and West?

Sofia may be wearing out its welcome with Western democracies by playing both sides - seeking closer integration in Europe while cosying up to Moscow and Beijing, claiming to work towards hitting EU targets while putting its own interests first.

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