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3rd Aug 2020

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Macedonian parliament to vote on name change Monday

The Macedonian parliament is poised to decide on Monday whether to accept changing the Balkan country's name in line with the Prespa agreement with Greece. If approved by a two-thirds majority, the state will be re-named North Macedonia and be one step closer to membership of Nato and EU. If not approved, prime minister Zoran Zaev is likely to call early elections.

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The three 'Elephants in Room' in EU-India relations

A revamping of Indian and EU strategic priorities - coupled with wariness of Chinese expansionism in the absence of American leadership - is pushing them both to seek like-minded partners elsewhere.

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Six Polish cities that declared themselves as "LGBTI-free zones" have been denied funding under the EU's Town Twinning programme for failing to meet the standards of "equal access and non-discrimination".

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