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21st Jun 2021

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Brexit may help Wilders get MEP seat

The anti-EU Party for Freedom (PVV) of Geert Wilders failed to win any MEP seats. It received only 3.5 percent of votes, a sharp drop in popularity compared to two years ago when it was the second-largest Dutch party. It seems to have lost seats to another anti-EU party, Forum for Democracy. After Brexit however, the Netherlands will receive three additional seats, and one will go to PVV.

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EU commission takes stand against Danish asylum law

EU home affairs commissioner Ylva Johansson has taken a firm stand against outsourcing asylum to other parts of the world. Her comments follow a recent Danish law that aims to stop asylum seekers from filing claims in Denmark.

Air pollution in many EU cities 'stubbornly high'

Many European citizens are still exposed to illegal and dangerous levels of pollution, especially badly in Italy and Poland, new data from the European Environment Agency revealed.

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EU leaders discuss Turkey, Russia, migration This WEEK

EU foreign affairs ministers will try to sort out a new round of sanctions on Belarus, and EU affairs ministers will hold intergovernmental conferences with two candidate countries, Serbia and Montenegro.

Pandemic exposed corruption in some EU health systems

The report's findings are particularly worrying as member states are preparing to roll-out billions of euros for a post-pandemic recovery. The European Commission is approving national plans for the spending of around €800bn by member states from now until 2026.

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