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EU to guarantee fathers 10 days paid paternity leave

Men will have the right to 10 days paid paternity leave under a new work-life balance directive agreed on Thursday in a trialogue meeting between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. The lead negotiator on the directive, Maltese MEP David Casa, described the deal as "a great day for all European families". The directive also includes a Europe-wide five-day annual carer's leave to look after relatives.

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EU commission appeals Dieselgate ruling

The Court of Justice of the EU annulled legislation which relaxed toxic emission limits for cars. EU commissioner Bienkowska said the commission will appeal.

EU says Hungary's anti-Juncker campaign is fake news

The European Commission has branded the latest campaign by the Hungarian government as 'fake news', after Orban's government accused Juncker of pressing ahead with migration proposals that threaten the country's security.

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