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17th Jun 2019

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Commission: migrant boat is 'humanitarian imperative'

The European Commission said Monday that ensuring the 600 people stranded in a boat in the Mediterranean "get the care they need" was "a humanitarian imperative." Italy and Malta have each been saying over the weekend that the other country should open its ports to the boat. The commission added that legally the "situation is everything but clear" and that it does not have a mandate over the issue.

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Investigation

The most dangerous pesticide you've never heard of

Scientists say there is no acceptable dose to avoid brain damage. Its use is banned in several European countries. Yet its residues are found in fruit baskets, on dinner plates, and in human urine samples from all over Europe.

Agenda

Top EU jobs summit dominates This WEEK

A summit in Belgian capital this week will host heads of government and state to discuss top EU institutional posts. But before they meet, the jockeying for the Commission presidency will have already started among the European political groups.

EP parties planning 'coalition agenda' ahead of jobs summit

Political bosses of the European Parliament's groups, hoping to assemble a majority coalition, are eyeing putting forward an political agenda - and possibly a name for the commission top job - before EU leaders gather in Brussels.

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