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Merkel faces renewed criticism on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday faced new criticism over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will transport gas from Russia to Germany, following the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Norbert Roettgen, head of Germany's parliamentary foreign affairs committee, said that if the pipeline is completed now, "it would be the maximum confirmation and encouragement for [Russian president Vladimir] Putin to continue this kind of politics."

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Corruption failures also highlighted in rule of law report

The European Commission's first report on the rule of law has raised concerns over the lack of effective anti-corruption efforts in some members sates - while it considers Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands have good governance measures.

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Unsung hero: Portugal showing EU way on migration

Portugal has sought to be a leader at the EU level with regard to refugees and migrants, advocating a liberal position. It has consistently shown a willingness to take in refugees.

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