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Italy rebuts reports of EU deal with Libya

Italy's prime minister rebutted media reports of proposed plans to secure an EU deal with Libya to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The Italian press claimed Mario Draghi wanted the EU to propose a deal with Libya similar to one it has with Turkey. "At the moment there is no initiative regarding creating a similar deal to what was done with Turkey," an official told Reuters.

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Next week is time for EU to finally lead on rule of law

The EU Commission still has to prove they are ready to stand up for the rights of every citizen in the EU. Throwing the towel in would send a terrible signal to European leaders tempted to emulate Hungary and Poland.

Three-quarters of EU citizens support vaccines, survey finds

When asked how the EU handled the vaccination strategy among different institutions, respondents in Malta and Portugal tend to be most satisfied, while in France and Germany respondents are the least satisfied with the EU.

NGOs: Leaked EU biomass reform 'denial of science'

Green groups called on the European Commission to remove forest biomass from the Renewable Energy Directive, arguing that the proposal leaked this week shows a "clear denial of science" and "dangerous greenwashing".

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