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24th Sep 2020

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Scientists call on EU to end overfishing

More than 50 scientists on Thursday called on the European Commission, European Parliament and EU member states to end overfishing "as an urgent and necessary response to biodiversity and climate crises". The scientists urge the EU to set fishing limits based on scientific advice. EU fisheries ministers will meet after the summer to agree on annual fishing limits for 2021. The EU committed in 2014 to ending overfishing by 2020.

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EU migration pact to deter asylum

The EU commission's newest pact on migration and asylum seeks to deter people from claiming asylum by speeding up procedures and sending most of them back home.

EU countries stuck on rule of law-budget link

Divisions among EU governments remain between those who want to suspend EU funds if rule of law is not respected, and those who want to narrow down conditionality.

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