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18th May 2021

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Czech PM says Timmermans 'will not unite Europe'

Czech premier Andrej Babis said that Dutch commissioner Frans Timmermans "is not the right one to unite Europe". Timmermans has emerged as a frontrunner after weekend talks between key EU leaders at the G20 summit. Timmermans has criticised several EU member states over failing rule of law. "In the past, we had the feeling he has not been too positive to our region, we need some geographical balance," Babis said.

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EU unveils roadmap to green maritime activities

The European Commission unveiled new rules to green economic activities at sea, which employ more than four million people in the bloc. These include tightening ship-recycling rules and new targets to restore damaged marine ecosystems.

Opinion

We Palestinians are looking to the EU to uphold our rights

As European foreign ministers meet to talk about Israel and Palestine, Palestinians from both sides of the Green Line will be looking to the EU, Israel's main trade partner, to take the moral, legal and political steps required.

Podcast

First aid for Polish democracy

Parallels with the Soviet era are increasingly evident in Poland - where the ruling coalition hounds judges and captures courts.

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