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EU diplomats meet on Friday over migration

EU diplomats from a dozen member states will meet Friday (24 August) to discuss the bloc's asylum policy as Italy refuses to let migrants on a coast guard ship disembark, while the European Commission is scrambling to find member states willing to host them. "We are stepping up our work to find a long-term solution," a commission spokesperson said, adding that the meeting is informal and no decisions are expected.

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PiS & Fidesz claim credit for von der Leyen victory

Warsaw and Budapest are boasting about their support for von der Leyen after the german is confirmed only by a small margin of MEPs, but the illiberals should not expect the softening of rule of law scrutiny.

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Von der Leyen faces gender battle for commission posts

The first-ever female president of the European Commission wants half of her team of commissioners to consist of women. But most of the commissioners put forward by EU member states so far have been male.

EU proposes yearly rule of law 'reports'

EU states ought to undergo a yearly "Rule of Law Review Cycle" to help stop countries such as Hungary, Poland, and Romania from backsliding on EU norms, the European Commission has said.

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