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Juncker and Mogherini welcome Greek vote on Macedonia

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini welcomed on Friday the vote by the Greek parliament in Athens to ratify a deal on neighbouring Macedonia's name. The Prespa Agreement sees the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) become North Macedonia, following a decades-long dispute with Greece over its region named Macedonia. The deal potentially unlocks North Macedonia's path to joining the EU and Nato.

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Investigation

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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