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Six people died daily in 2018 crossing Mediterranean

In total, 139,300 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe in 2018, the lowest number in five years, but six people each day on average lost their lives when trying to cross into Europe via the Mediterranean Sea during the year, the UN Refugee Agency said on Thursday. On routes from Libya to Europe, one person died at sea for every 14 who arrived in Europe.

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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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