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7th Jul 2020

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Nordic countries to pen new security strategy

Foreign ministers in the Nordic countries agreed on Wednesday in Stockholm to update a 10-year old security strategy, originally overseen by Norway's former foreign minister Thorvald Stoltenberg in 2009. The new Stoltenberg II report would include issues such as cyber security, arctic security and climate risks. Defence and security policy was a taboo subject in Nordic cooperation during the Cold War but has become a core issue today.

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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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