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Germany warns asylum-seekers after lawyer arrest

German lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the possible danger of Turkey possessing hundreds of classified asylum requests, following the arrest of a lawyer working with the German embassy in Ankara. Yilmaz S. was arrested by Turkish authorities in September amid accusations that his work with the embassy amounted to espionage. German authorities dismissed the charges, DW reported. Germany already granted protection to 45 people involved.

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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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