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1,600 migrants cleared from Paris suburbs

French police have removed 1,600 migrants from two camps in northern Paris on Thursday. It was one of the biggest operations in years, a day after the French government announced measures to curb migration. Around 600 police officers escorted migrants to coaches heading to reception centres in the Paris area. The new policy is the latest effort to "take back control of our migration policy", prime minister Edouard Philippe said.

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'Big Five' tech giants spent €19m lobbying EU in 2020

The increased regulatory scrutiny of tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft has triggered a rise in lobbying activities by these companies in Brussels, and, accordingly, an exponential grow of their budget for these activities.

Agenda

Women fighting Covid-19 in focus This WEEK

To help bridge the stubborn gender pay gap, the EU Commission will present pay transparency measures so that differences in wages and salaries do not remain hidden from employees.

Letter

Ethiopia right of reply

The Embassy of Ethiopia would like to set the record straight to the esteemed readership by stating the following facts about the situation in Ethiopia particularly in Tigray.

Opinion

Time to choose on Russia: regime first or people first?

I hope that the sanctions from the Foreign Affairs Council will increase the likelihood of seeing Alexei Navalny and his supporters leaving Russian prisons alive, unharmed, and in the nearer future than otherwise.

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