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15th Sep 2019

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Poland to sign deal with US on military expansion

Details of a military deal expanding the US military presence in Poland are expected to be revealed this week as Polish president Andrzej Duda meets US president Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday. Currently there are 4,000 US troops in Poland on a rotational system. "It's an increase both in quantity and in quality," Duda told Reuters. A landing strip for drones was also under discussion, he said.

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Brexit and new commission in focus This WEEK

Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Boris Johnson for the first time, but no breakthrough is expected in Brexit talks. MEPs are preparing to hear from the commission-designates, while Hungary will be grilled at the EU affairs' ministers meeting.

Analysis

How should the EU handle Russia now?

Should the West help the Russian opposition to try topple the regime, or make new deals with Putin, as France is keen to do?

Central European leaders demand EU Balkan accession

Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia have demanded to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania this year, as Hungary's man prepares to take over the enlargement portfolio.

Opinion

Luxembourg's cannabis legalisation is EU opportunity

Luxembourg will be the first European country to legally regulate the production, sale and consumption of cannabis (the Netherlands has a policy of de facto regulation of sale and consumption only), with all the implications this holds.

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