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Macedonian parliament ratifies name deal

The Macedonian parliament ratified on Wednesday an agreement signed last Saturday with Greece that ended a 27-year dispute of the name of the country. The main opposition VMRO-DPMNE party boycotted the vote. Under the deal, the country will be named 'North Macedonia' and will renounce irredentist claims on the Greek Macedonia region, but a Macedonian language and ethnicity will be recognised by Greece.

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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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