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Latvian EU official to lead commission civil service

Ilze Juhansone was appointed to become the EU Commission's secretary-general on Tuesday, the EU executive said. The Latvian EU official has been the acting secretary-general since the departure last summer of Martin Selmayr, the previous secretary-general. Juhansone was Latvia's ambassador to the EU before she joined the commission in 2015, becoming deputy secretary-general.

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Schrems privacy ruling risks EU's ties to digital world

With more and more trade moving to the digital realm, Europe can ill-afford to cut itself off. Meanwhile, China continues to advance a vision for an internet that is fractured along national boundaries and controlled by governments.

EU wary of violence in Belarus election

EU states have voiced fear of violence during Belarus elections on Sunday, as president Aleksander Lukashenko seeks to maintain his third decade in power.

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