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26th May 2019

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Air passenger transport in EU reaches record high

New figures for air passenger transport from Eurostat show a record high 1.043 billion passengers were travelling by air in the European Union in 2017, up by seven percent compared to 2016. Intra-EU transport represented almost half (47 percent) of total air passenger transport in the EU. The figures came while EU scientists and diplomats gathered in Katowice, Poland to reduce climate emissions.

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Belgium votes in hybrid EU-national election

Belgians will be electing MPs to six parliaments, on top of the European Parliament, with Greens expected to fare well at both the federal and regional levels.

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Don't tell the Dutch - but Timmermans 'won'

The victory of the Dutch EU commissioner is news across the EU, yet the Netherlands is not allowed to publish the official result until Sunday evening.

EU says goodbye to May with 'respect'

EU leaders praised Theresa May's commitment to deliver an orderly Brexit - while they now brace themselves for an even more eurosceptic British prime minister.

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