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EU signs off €400m for refugee education in Turkey

The European Commission on Wednesday approved an education programme for Syrian refugees in Turkey worth some €400m. The money is earmarked from the second €3bn tranche as part of an agreement between the EU and Turkey in 2015 to stem refugee flows towards the Greek islands. The Commission says the first €3bn tranche has been spent.

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Burned cars fuel Swedish election debate

Sweden's first big party leader TV debate ahead of September elections was marked by the burning of dozen of cars in cities across the south-west of the country.

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How long can Bulgaria keep facing both East and West?

Sofia may be wearing out its welcome with Western democracies by playing both sides - seeking closer integration in Europe while cosying up to Moscow and Beijing, claiming to work towards hitting EU targets while putting its own interests first.

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