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25th Feb 2021

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May and Juncker speak on phone ahead of Brexit vote

British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker spoke by telephone on Sunday, ahead of May's crucial vote on the Brexit withdrawal agreement in the UK parliament on Tuesday. However, a mooted last-minute visit by May to Brussels on Monday appears to be on hold. May is seeking to overturn the 230-vote defeat inflicted on her Brexit deal in January ahead of the March 29 Brexit date.

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Green Deal

EU sets out plan to mitigate 'unavoidable' climate events

Extreme climate-related events cost the EU's economy €12bn annually. Brussels aims to reduce the so-called climate protection gap - the difference between insurance protection and total losses - which is widening due to more frequent extreme weather events.

Opinion

Questions for Germany on EU's Russia strategy

Suspension or cancellation of Nord Stream 2 does not call for a drawn-out search for unanimity by the EU's foreign ministers, nor complex ratification procedures in the European Parliament or member states' parliaments, write three former EU prime ministers.

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