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Mogherini: EU protocol service 'could have avoided' sofagate

Former EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has commented on 'sofagate', saying she was "angry with the protocol services of the EU" as "they could have avoided this", in Belgian newspaper De Zondag. However, she blamed Turkey the most. Asked what she would have done in the place of Ursula von der Leyen, Mogherini responded: "It is difficult. Probably, I would have asked Michel to join me on the sofa."

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EU to announce new mandatory rules on child sexual content

The European Commission is set to propose new legislation requiring companies to detect, report and remove child sexual abuse content. The rules come amid other moves by the EU's police agency Europol to develop AI targeting encryption.

WHO warns mandatory vaccination 'absolute last resort'

Mandatory vaccination has become a hot topic in the EU, but the European branch of the World Health Organization has warned that it should be "an absolute last resort". Children, meanwhile, account for the highest infection-rates across the continent.

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