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Swiss stock exchange could lose EU access in July

The EU commission will discuss on Tuesday a deal over its future relationship with Switzerland, but is not expected to make a proposal on extending the Swiss stock exchange's access to the EU market, which expires at the end of June. "At this stage, we do not anticipate decisions will be taken, but a lot can change," a commission spokeswoman said. The two sides held inconclusive talks last week.

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EU proposes yearly rule-of-law 'reviews'

EU states ought to undergo a yearly "Rule of Law Review Cycle" to help stop countries such as Hungary, Poland, and Romania from backsliding on EU norms, the European Commission has said.

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What did we learn from the von der Leyen vote?

The vote on von der Leyen showed the fundamental change in EU politics. The rise of the European Parliament, the power of political parties, and the fragmentation of politics, are new realities to be taken into account.

Finland rejects call to end sponsorship of EU presidency

Appalled over Coca-Cola sponsoring the recent Romanian EU presidency, MEPs have asked Finland, the new holders of the rotating post, to put an end to such practices. But Helsinki, whose presidency is sponsored by BMW, has no such plan.

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