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Berlusconi wants Europe to be a military global power

Italian former prime minister and MEP Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday that Europe needs to become a global military power "to have a seat at the table where decision are made" with America and China. "We also need military capacity to defend ourselves in case of a massive invasion phenomenon," Berlusconi added, saying his party will return to government soon as the current Italian government is "unprepared, unqualified and inexperienced".

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Searching for solidarity in EU asylum policy

The European Parliament's civil liberties committee offers a snapshot of the European "state of mind", says its chair Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar. Its biggest challenge will be getting member states to unblock the EU asylum package.

Timmermans warns on cost of inaction on climate

The Green Deal commissioner, Frans Timmermans, said the costs of inaction in climate policy are "tremendously high". However, it is still unclear if member states will unanimously agree on the EU's 2050 climate-neutrality goal at next week's summit.

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Development to fuel change

The European Parliament's development committee says its overarching priority will be to deliver on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving that will require an action plan and targeted investments, says its chair Swedish centre-right MEP Tomas Tobé.

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