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29th Sep 2020

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EU tells China to respect Hong Kong freedoms

China ought to preserve Hong Kong's "high degree of autonomy, in line with ... international commitments", EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell has said on behalf of the EU, after new Chinese security measures that threatened to violate the 1997 China-UK deal on Hong Kong's special status. Borrell hoped for "continued stability and prosperity". But China's move was "the death knell" for Hong Kong democracy, the US said.

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Coronavirus

EU tries to avoid lockdowns as global death toll reaches 1m

Several member states are putting forward restrictive Covid-19-related measures to try to control the surge of numbers of coronavirus cases, trying to avoid a second lockdown. Meanwhile, the global death toll from the novel coronavirus has reached one million.

Analysis

'Sponsored returns' may shuffle failed asylum seekers around EU

The European Commission is banking on cooperation and coordination among EU states to help makes its new migration and asylum pact viable. But its plan is already being greeted with suspicion by more hardline anti-migrant countries like Austria and Hungary.

German wins election to be mayor of Romania's third city

Dominic Fritz, the newly-elected mayor of Romania's Timisoara, holds no Romanian citizenship and no Romanian passport. In fact, he was born and raised in the Black Forest region of Germany, and lived in Berlin until 2019.

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