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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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Pressure builds on EU to back WTO vaccine-patent waiver

MEPs have backed a motion demanding the temporality lifting of intellectual properties rights of Covid-19 vaccines - a symbolic move that puts pressure on the European Commission to change its position on the issue of global access to vaccines.

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MEP office expenses kept secret on dubious evidence

It would require between 40 to 75 additional staff to oversee how MEPs spend their monthly €4,500 lump sum on office supplies, according to the European Parliament. An EUobserver Freedom of Information request reveals those calculations are flawed.

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What the EU public think of EU pesticide regulation

The EU is committed to reduce "the risk and use of pesticides by 50 percent" by 2030. However, given the level of controversy and public distrust surrounding EU pesticides regulation over the last decade, which reforms could garner public support?

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