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EU urges France and UK to halt scallop dispute

The European Commission called on France and the UK to resolve "in an amicable way" a dispute between fishermen of the two countries over scallop fishing. A British boat has been filmed colliding with French boats while French fishermen, who have to wait until 1 October to fish scallop, tried to prevent Brits from fishing in international waters off the Normandy coast.

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EU countries struggle to crack Hungary's vetos

Hungary will be in the spotlight on Tuesday as EU governments struggle over suspending EU funds to prime minister Viktor Orbán's government — despite rule of law concerns — and unlock key EU policies which Budapest has been blocking.

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While the European Union openly criticises China for abusing its the mostly Muslim Uyghur population, the EU turns a blind eye to the way India treats its own Muslim minority — because it wants India as a strategic ally.

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Serbia now has no choice but to join EU sanctions on Russia

Vladimir Putin himself is somewhat suspicious of Serbia's leader, as are most who deal with the opaque Aleksandar Vucic. The Russian president has preferred to keep his Serbian counterpart compliant, via a tight rein of annually-reviewed gas pricing.

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