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7th Jul 2020

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Italy will renew migrant coastguard deal with Libya

Italy is to renew its deal with the UN-backed government in Libya under which the Libyan coastguards stop migrant boats from reaching European coasts, The Guardian reported. Italy's foreign minister, Luigi Di Maio, said that it would be unwise to break this deal since "it is undeniable that it has reduced the number of arrivals and deaths at sea." The agreement will expire on Saturday and be renewed automatically.

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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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