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Commission organises high-level no-deal Brexit seminars

The European Commission is gearing up preparation for a no-deal Brexit by organising a series of 12 high-level seminars for member states from 20 November onwards. The seminars will be held in private and cover aviation, financial services and citizens' rights among other topics, reported The Irish Times. A series of no-deal papers examining the impact on various sectors would, however, not be published by the commission, it said.

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EU ends silence on Hong Kong protests

The EU, in league with Canada, has spoken out on the Hong Kong protests after months of silence in what one expert called "a clear expression of support for the protesters".

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Selmayr did not keep formal records of lobby meetings

The German former secretary-general of the European Commission held some 21 meetings which were registered in the lobby register. But no documents appeared to exist summarising what was said.

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EU asked to solve migrant rescue deadlock

No EU country willing to open its ports for the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms, with France and others turning to the European Commission for help.

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