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EU to allow US in joint defence projects

The EU is set to allow the US government and companies to participate in joint defence projects, Bloomberg reported. EU countries want to have more defence cooperation and develop their own capabilities outside of Nato. On Wednesday, EU ambassadors will discuss the rules for third countries to join the defence projects. Each participation would require unanimous decision by member states. The draft rules seem to exclude China as a partner.

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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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