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28th Sep 2020

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Third Brexit vote this week only if DUP will support it

UK prime minister Theresa May will only put the Brexit deal to third vote in parliament this week if her Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) alliance partner and conservative Brexiteers agree to support it, reports the BBC. Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond said there would be no point in bringing the deal back for a third vote unless the government was confident of winning.

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Analysis

Between the lines, Europe's new Moria unfolds

A new five-day screening of migrants at Europe's external borders is meant to expedite people into either 'asylum' or 'return' tracks. The time-limit is wishful thinking and one that could leave people stranded in make-shift camps or even ghettos.

Opinion

Now's the time to give QMV a chance in EU foreign policy

The loudest applause from MEPs during Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union speech came for her call to move to Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) in foreign policy - at least on human rights and sanctions implementation.

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European hiccups on the way to West Africa

The EU is expected to soon, perhaps this week, to release its renewed Sahel strategy, which was in dire need of a revamp and which will no doubt reflect some of the words of foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell.

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