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28th Sep 2020

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Hungary to stay in EU, Orban promises

Hungary has no plans to leave the EU, but western and eastern Europe are "different", Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban told a party congress on Sunday, Reuters reports. "We are a member of the Union and will remain a member," he said. But "the western and eastern halves of the Union clearly follow different paths ... and respect different values," he added, amid EU clashes on judicial independence and refugees.

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Analysis

China's carbon pledge at UN sends 'clear message' to US

China's pledge to become carbon neutral before 2060 is "good news" for Europe, but it sends a clear message to Washington ahead of the US election - in which climate change has become a significant aspect for voters.

Opinion

Why no EU progress on Black Lives Matter?

Months after Black Lives Matter erupted, for many EU decision-makers the problems of racism in policing and criminal legal systems - the issues that sparked the George Floyd protests - are still 'over there', across the Atlantic.

EU migration pact to deter asylum

The EU commission's newest pact on migration and asylum seeks to deter people from claiming asylum by speeding up procedures and sending most of them back home.

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