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Juncker fed up with Brexit and British media

Outgoing European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told the BBC he had had "enough" of Brexit and that British media had been wrong to caricature him as a federalist. "They are lying when they call me an archaic, blind, stubborn European federalist. I'm not," he said. "The people of Europe are not ready for that [federalism]. We are who we are. Nations are important," Juncker said in his interview on Tuesday.

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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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