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26th Jan 2021

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France seeks EU backing in US tech tax fight

France will seek an EU-wide reaction if the US imposes tariffs on French exports in January, as planned, in repose to a new French tax targeting US tech firms. "If there are American sanctions against the French decision, which ... is the application of French law, we will immediately seek a riposte at the European level," French finance minister Bruno Le Maire told press in Paris on Tuesday, Reuters reports.

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Rift widens on 'returns' deadline in EU migration pact

Negotiations on the European Commission's asylum and migration pact among EU states continues. But a rift is widening on the eight-month deadline for capitals to sponsor returns of failed asylum seekers.

Coronavirus

EU adds new 'dark red' zone to travel-restrictions map

The European Commission has proposed additional measures to limit non-essential travel within and to the European Union - amid fears over more transmissible mutations triggering a new surge in cases across the bloc.

Opinion

Migrants in Bosnia: a disaster foretold on EU doorstep

Ultimately, the European Pact on Migration and Asylum, only unveiled in September, risks reinforcing bottlenecks and misery at the borders, should be thoroughly amended before final agreement.

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