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Merkel's successor to be picked on April 25

German chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party will choose a new leader at a special congress on 25 April, according to AFP. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who was intended to replace Merkel, resigned earlier this month following a support scandal with the far-right in the eastern state of Thuringia. Merkel has been in power for more than 14 years.

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How to enhance EU cybersecurity

The Hungarian hacking allowed Russian intelligence to read 'over the shoulder' of an EU member state for an extended period of time. The difficulty for the EU is that it's not one nation, but a combination of 27 cybersecurity policies.

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Competing options for EU enlargement

We now have French president Emmanuel Macron's "European Political Community", European Council president Charles Michel's "European Geopolitical Community", and former Italian PM Enrico Letta's "European Confederation" — among others.

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