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Report: Von der Leyen wants €3tn climate investment

German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung this week reported that the incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen wants to invest some €3 trillion in climate protection by 2030. The newspaper said some €1 trillion would come from the EU budget, with the remainder shored up by European Investment Bank.

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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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