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21st Sep 2020

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Tusk to stay out of Polish presidential vote

Outgoing EU Council president and former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk has said he will not run in Polish presidential elections in spring. "You need a candidate free from the baggage of unpopular decisions, and I am burdened with such baggage," Tusk said Tuesday, alluding to his endorsement of EU migrant quotas and other controversial topics in Poland. A Tusk-led coalition of pro-EU parties narrowly lost parliamentary elections in October.

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Cyprus leaves EU ministers red-faced on Belarus

EU foreign ministers will have nothing to show Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya when they meet her in Brussels on Monday, after Cyprus blocked sanctions.

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EU seals new Covid-19 deal amid global distribution fears

The European Commission sealed a second Covid-19 vaccine deal, amid fears over the fair distribution of supplies worldwide. So far Brussels has secured, or is negotiating, a stock of nearly two billion doses.

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