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19th Sep 2018

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Brussels Airlines pilots go on two-days strike

Over 60,000 passengers on some 557 flights in and out of Brussels will be affected when Lufthansa subsidiary Brussels Airlines' pilots go on strike on 14 and 16 May. The pilots are demanding higher pay and clarity from Lufthansa about the airline's future. Lufthansa took full control of Brussels Airlines in 2016 and installed a new top management in February, with view to closer integration with Lufthansa's Eurowings low-fare division.

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Poland to face EU top court on rule of law

The EU commission is expected to refer Poland to the EU's top court over firing supreme court judges, but Warsaw refused to commit on Tuesday that it will implement future EU court rulings.

EU promotes 'Egypt model' to reduce migrant numbers

EU council president Donald Tusk wants to discuss deepening relations with authoritarian Egypt, as a model of migrant reduction, with EU heads of state and government at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday.

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