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25th May 2020

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Finland urges EU diplomats to act on Amazon

Finland, the reigning EU presidency, has urged EU foreign service chief Federica Mogherini to use "all tools" to help stop Amazon fires. "Recent actions in Brazil in particular risk leading toward a vicious spiral toward further destruction of the rain forest," Finland's environment minister Krista Mikkonen said in a letter to Mogherini on Tuesday. "The international community cannot let the development reach a point of no return," Mikkonen added.

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Agenda

Recovery plans unveiled This WEEK

Tough negotiations start this week on both the EU's recovery fund and its revised long-term budget, which are likely to determine the entire future of the bloc.

Malta patrol boat 'intimidates' capsized migrants

Alarm Phone, a hotline service for migrants in distress, has released video footing showing an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) boat making dangerous manoeuvres next to people swimming for their lives at sea. Malta does not deny the footage.

Opinion

How coronavirus might hit EU defence spending

Among the casualties of coronavirus - worldwide and in the EU - is the defence sector. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has not made the world a less dangerous place and there is no alternative to having a functioning defence system.

Coronavirus

EU links access to recovery fund to economic advice

Most EU countries are now breach the common fiscal rules, as governments tackle the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The commission plans to link recovery funds to countries following its budgetary advice - but sanctions seem to be few.

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