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6th Jun 2020

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Asylum requests may increase due to Covid-19

Although EU-wide asylum applications dropped by 43 percent in March, an increase in the near future is likely said Easo, the EU's asylum support office. The agency says the risk of Covid-19 taking hold in lower-income countries, as well as leading to more insecurity, could result in increases in asylum applications in the medium term. The resurgence of ISIS, famine, and conflict may also be a factor, it says.

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EU warns UK to abide by Brexit political declaration

"No significant progress" has been made on the latest round of talks between the UK and EU on how their relationship should look from January, according to Michel Barnier. The EU told UK to stick to its prior commitments.

Green Deal

CAP 'failed to halt biodiversity loss', auditors find

The European Court of Auditors has urged the European Commission to establish measurable commitments to tackle biodiversity loss caused by intensive farming - as the Common Agriculture Policy has so far failed to reverse this long-standing issue.

Coronavirus

Commission plans strategy to 'maximise' vaccine access

The EU Commission plans a vaccine stategy to make sure all citizens have access to it once it is ready, while it is also seeking to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies on securing the vaccine.

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How spies use women to steal EU secrets

"Thou shalt not sleep around on delegation" should be the "11th commandment" for EU diplomats, as spies continue to use Cold War-type 'honey-traps' in modern times.

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