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1st Mar 2024

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Ireland puts forward two commissioner candidates

Ireland will nominate MEP Mairead McGuinness and former European Investment Bank vice-president Andrew McDowell as its candidates to replace Irish commissioner Phil Hogan, following his resignation as EU trade chief last week, Reuters reported. There is the possibility of a wider reshuffle in the EU executive since Ireland could lose the trade portfolio which is temporarily being handled by commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis.

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EU Commission clears Poland's access to up to €137bn EU funds

The European Commission has legally paved the way for Poland to access up to €137bn EU funds, following Donald Tusk's government's efforts to strengthen the independence of their judiciary and restore the rule of law in the country.

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Right of Reply: The EU-ACP Samoa agreement

Portuguese S&D MEP Carlos Zorrinho, chair of the delegation to the OACPS-EU joint parliamentary assembly, responds to EUobserver's piece Energy and minerals disputes overshadow new EU-ACP pact.

Opinion

The macabre saga of Navalny's corpse

With Alexei Navalny's funeral in Moscow on Friday, Vladimir Putin's regime haven't just insulted his mother and widow with their treatment of his corpse — they've breached international treaties and conventions.

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