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Draft Brexit deal on London cabinet agenda on Wednesday

EU and UK negotiators have agreed on a draft text of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, according to reports, as British prime minister Theresa May will on Wednesday have to convince her divided cabinet to accept it. The EU-27 ambassadors will also meet, and member states could still raise objections. The key obstacle, avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland, may have been overcome by a UK-wide customs arrangement.

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Survey: 50% of EU staff 'don't know' internal ethics rules

Only half of EU staff claim good knowledge of their workplace's ethics rules, while 82 percent of staff at the European Parliament have never attended any ethics trainings, according to a report by the European Court of Auditors.

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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