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15,000 Belgian school kids march against climate change

Some 15,000 Belgian school children on Thursday marched to show their support against climate change. The latest demonstration is the sixth in a series of protests by Belgian school students against the broad lack of action to slow global warming. The movement initially kicked off last year in Sweden when a 15-year old skipped school to demand action. Her climate action protest has since mushroomed across the world.

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WHO on coronavirus in Europe: 'be prepared'

The European Commission urged member states to review their pandemic plans and to inform about their healthcare capabilities to respond to the coronavirus, since more cases can be

Frontex hits activist pair with €24,000 legal bill

Two pro-transparency campaigners received a €23,700 bill from the EU's border agency Frontex after having lost a court case. Frontex's budget for 2020 is €460m. The campaigners refuse to pay, saying the agency doesn't need the money.

'Fragmented' Slovakia goes to polls amid corruption woes

Saturday's elections in Slovakia could herald the rise of the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia, or the emergence of a populist anti-corruption candidate, in a country wracked by mistrust since the assassination two years ago of an investigative journalist.

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EU development policy needs a fresh start

As the European Commission meets the African Union in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday, prior to a new EU-Africa strategy, the obsolete donor-recipient mentality must be junked, writes European Parliament development committee chairman Tomas Tobé MEP.

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