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Kosovo border raids put Serbian troops on high alert

Serbia ordered on Tuesday its troops near the border with Kosovo to be on high alert after Serb-populated areas were raided by Kosovo police, in an operation which Kosovo said was targeted against organised crime and smuggling. Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic told his troops to stay ready to protect Serbia's ethnic diaspora if necessary. Majority-Albanian Kosovo broke away from Serbia following a Nato bombing campaign in 1999.

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EU leaders to warn von der Leyen over 'giving in' to MEPs

The new commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen will meet for the first time with EU leaders who nominated her for the job. She will be asked to lay out her plans for getting her commission through parliament.

Podcast

Not That Ambassador

Gordon Sondland, Donald Trump's ambassador to the EU, is due to appear before the House impeachment inquiry in Washington on Thursday. His predecessor as ambassador, Anthony Gardner, talks about the role, and his predecessor, on our EU Scream podcast.

Opinion

Polish election: analysing why PiS won

Support for democracy was particularly low in Poland with only 19 percent consistently supporting democracy - only Hungary and Bulgaria scored lower.

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