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26th Sep 2018

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MEPs vote for €500m EU military fund

MEPs voted Tuesday to support a deal negotiated with member states on the setting up of a €500m EU fund to increase cooperation within Europe's military industry, with 478 votes in favour, and 179 votes against. An attempt to reintroduce an amendment that would specifically bar 'killer robot' projects – previously supported by a majority but given up in the negotiations – received support from only 207 MEPs.

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EU court delivers transparency blow on MEP expenses

The General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg argued that disclosure of how MEPs use their monthly €4,400 expenses allowance risks violating an MEP's data protection rights. Journalists behind the case will appeal.

Investigation

Cyprus: Russia's EU weak link?

Five years and €10bn after its EU bailout, Cyprus is a weak link in Europe's banking system - amid renewed fears on Russia money-laundering.

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Missing signature gaffe for Azerbaijan gas pipeline

A joint declaration on the Southern Gas Corridor project, which should deliver Azerbaijani gas to Europe by 2020, will remain secret - because the Turkish energy minister left before signing.

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Every major city in Europe is getting warmer

An exclusive analysis of over 100 million meteorological data points shows that every major city in Europe is warmer in the 21s​t​ century than it was in the 20t​h​. Northern regions, Andalusia and southern Romania are most affected.

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