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5th Mar 2021

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US keen to join EU-led talks on Iran

The US has agreed to join EU-brokered talks with Iran and other signatories of an Iran nuclear non-proliferation pact to see if they can revive the deal, a state department spokesman said Thursday. "Until we sit down and talk, nothing's going to happen, but that doesn't mean that when we sit down and talk we're going to succeed," the US said. Former US president Donald Trump scrapped the nuclear deal.

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Coronavirus

Worries on Europe's infection surge, after six-week drop

The World Health Organization warned of a surge in new coronavirus infections across Europe, pointing out healthcare systems should not be under pressure in some countries. Meanwhile, the European Medical Agency is reviewing Russia's Sputnik vaccine.

EU Commission cannot hold Frontex to account

MEPs probing the EU's border agency Frontex cross-examined the agency's director. They also spoke to EU home affairs commissioner Ylva Johansson, who made it clear she had little sway over the agency.

Opinion

Orbán leaves EPP group - the beginning of a long endgame

Aside from the EPP, Hungary was also protected - at a member states' level - by key bilateral partners; and not only illiberal countries like Poland, Bulgaria or recently Slovenia - but most importantly also by Germany.

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