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9th Feb 2023

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Blow for May as third vote on Brexit deal ruled out

The Speaker of the UK parliament on Monday warned the government it could not bring its Brexit deal to the House of Commons for a third vote, after it was previously rejected twice. John Bercow said the rules stated a bill could not be put again to a vote unless it was "substantially" changed. May lost the first vote by 230 votes, and a second vote by 149 votes.

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Opinion

Racist algorithms and AI can't determine EU migration policy

Artificial Intelligence in migration is increasingly used to make predictions, assessments, and evaluations based on racist assumptions it is programmed with. But with upcoming AI Act, the EU has a chance to draw red lines on the most harmful technologies.

Eight EU states press for more Turkey-style migrant swap deals

A joint letter from Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Slovakia seeks to create more Turkey-like migrant swap deals. But a pending Greek case at the European Court of Justice may complicate those plans.

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EU buries head deeper in sand over Israel's apartheid

While every European diplomat knows that a return to the "status quo" means maintaining the daily oppression, humiliation and anguish that comes with living under apartheid, the EU continues to acquiesce to a situation that gets worse by the day.

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