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22nd Jan 2021

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Greek island to get new EU-backed migration camp

The European Commission, along with EU agencies and the Greek government, have agreed to build and operate a new reception centre on the Greek island of Lesbos. A European Commission spokesperson said the new centre will be "fully aligned with EU standards" and completed by early September 2021. The latest centre comes after the EU hotspot known as Moria, an overcrowded and unsanitary camp in Lesbos, burned to the ground.

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EU and Cuba appeal for Biden to open up

The EU is coaxing US president Joe Biden to open up to Cuba amid its worst economic crisis in decades, but foreign money risks feeding the regime's "feared" rule.

Portugal's EU presidency marks return of corporate sponsors

Last year's German EU presidency refused corporate sponsorships. But the new Portuguese presidency has decided they are needed and has signed three contracts. One of them is with one of Europe's largest paper companies, The Navigator Company.

MEPs chide Portugal and Council in EU prosecutor dispute

The Belgian and Bulgarian prosecutors who were appointed had also not been the experts' first choice. Belgian prosecutor Jean-Michel Verelst has challenged the council's decision at the European Court of Justice.

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A digital euro - could it happen?

"Banknotes are still to stay," European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde said at a recent conference, "but I think we will have a digital euro."

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