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27th Jan 2021

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EU tech regulator backs Trump social media blackout

EU tech regulator Margrethe Vestager has said Twitter and Facebook should have banned outgoing US president Donald Trump earlier for lies and incitement. "Why haven't you [social media firms] done more before?", she said in a Washington Post interview Tuesday. "It's just thought-provoking that you can blatantly lie about essentials in your democracy," she told the American newspaper, amid a debate, in Europe, on where free-speech rights should end online.

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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.

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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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