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Russia celebrates fifth anniversary of Crimea annexation

Russian president Vladimir Putin marked the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea with a visit to the region where Monday was officially been declared the "Day of Crimea's Reunification with Russia" public holiday. The EU commented that "we do not, and will not recognise this violation of international law."

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EU urges Swiss to move on talks or face sanction

The EU commission tells Switzerland that clarifications to the draft deal are possible - but not renegotiations. The message is clear to 'Brexit' Britain as well: the Swiss model is over, there are no special agreements.

Frontex transparency dispute goes to EU court

The General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg will next month hold a public hearing on the refusal by Frontex, the EU's border agency, to release documents concerning its border control and surveillance operation known as Triton.

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