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Trump turned down: Greenland not for sale

MPs from Greenland and Denmark Friday turned down ideas aired by US president Donald Trump of buying Greenland, part of Denmark with self-government over domestic affairs. "No thanks. I do not think it will be beneficial for Greenland's development," Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, MP for the left-wing Inuit Ataqatigiit told public broadcaster DR. Danish PM Mette Frederiksen is in Greenland 18-19 August, while Trump is due to visit Copenhagen in September.

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New push to kick Orban's party out of centre-right EPP

Member parties from the largest European political family have called for the expulsion of their Hungarian partner - again. This time, two prime ministers joined, but so far the heavyweights have again stayed away.

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EU launches €100bn worker support scheme

The EU commission has announced a "new solidarity instrument", mobilising €100bn in support to workers with jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Other funds will be redirected to respond to the negative economic impact.

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