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Man arrested over Maltese journalist murder free on bail

Businessman Yorgen Fenech, a "person of interest" in the investigation over the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia arrested earlier this week by the authorities, has been released on bail, although he is expected to face further questioning on Friday, The Times of Malta writes. According to the newspaper, authorities have ordered 24-hour police surveillance as a precondition for the police bail.

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Migrants paying to get detained in Libyan centres

A trend has emerged over the past few months where desperate people are paying to get locked up in Libyan detention centres to escape the conflict and with the hope they stand a better chance of getting resettled to Europe.

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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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