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4th Apr 2020

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Von der Leyen: Malta probe must be independent

The new EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday she is "concerned" about recent developments in Malta, where investigations into the 2017 murder of a journalist have shaken the government, prompting prime minister Joseph Muscat to announce that he would resign in January. "I expect thorough and independent investigation, free from any political interference. It is crucial that all those responsible are brought to justice," she said.

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New push to kick Orban's party out of centre-right EPP

Member parties from the largest European political family have called for the expulsion of their Hungarian partner - again. This time, two prime ministers joined, but so far the heavyweights have again stayed away.

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EU launches €100bn worker support scheme

The EU commission has announced a "new solidarity instrument", mobilising €100bn in support to workers with jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Other funds will be redirected to respond to the negative economic impact.

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