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Italy close to new coalition agreement

The ruling 5-Star Movement (5MS) and opposition Democratic Party (PD) were on the verge of agreeing a new Italian government coalition on Monday night after the PD indicated it had abandoned a veto on Giuseppe Conte serving another term as prime minister, Reuters reported. Conte resigned last week after the collapse of a 14-month coalition between 5MS and the far-right League party. The deadline to avoid snap elections is Wednesday.

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Commission chief under fire for Croatia campaign video

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen recorded a video in support of Croatia's ruling party, which the EU executive said was in her "personal capacity" - and admits it was a "mistake" that this was not made clear.

Parliament vaping booths 'too confidential' to discuss

The European Parliament is refusing to disclose documents on an internal debate on whether to set up e-cigarette smoking booths at its premises in Strasbourg and Brussels, posing questions on how it handles transparency on relatively minor issues.

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