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21st Feb 2019

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May passes Brexit bill after rebels accept compromise

UK premier Theresa May passed a last Brexit hurdle when a 319 to 303 majority in parliament on Wednesday rejected a proposal from the House of Lords that MPs would be able to block a 'no deal' on Brexit. It came after assurances that MPs would have a meaningful say on UK future-EU relations. May could now attend an EU summit next week "with full strength," said MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.

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Investigation

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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