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21st Feb 2019

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Merkel and Macron agree on eurozone budget

German and French leaders Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron agreed on Tuesday to defend together the idea of a eurozone budget to boost investment and increase convergence between euro countries. After meeting near Berlin, they said that this budget could be put in place by 2021 but gave no detail on a possible amount. But Merkel added that reducing banking risks was needed before the banking union can be deepened.

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EU commission appeals Dieselgate ruling

The Court of Justice of the EU annulled legislation which relaxed toxic emission limits for cars. EU commissioner Bienkowska said the commission will appeal.

EU says Hungary's anti-Juncker campaign is fake news

The European Commission has branded the latest campaign by the Hungarian government as 'fake news', after Orban's government accused Juncker of pressing ahead with migration proposals that threaten the country's security.

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