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Thousands attend Poland's gay pride rally

Thousands marched in a pride parade in Warsaw on Saturday, amid booming dance music from a sound system in the heart of the city, in what is central Europe's largest annual pro-LGBTI rally. The march was banned last year due to coronavirus. The event was held amid heightened homophobic rhetoric by the Polish government and a new anti-LGBTI law in Hungary, with some Polish protesters also waving Hungarian flags.

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EU lags behind on 'military ambition'

Indecision on what kind of EU military forces would fight in what kind of conflicts is holding back EU ambition on "strategic autonomy", according to an internal document.

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EU leaders meet This WEEK amid EU-Poland clash

Vaccine roll-outs, energy prices, migration and an upcoming climate summit will top the agenda at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, while MEPs in Strasbourg tackle rule of law.

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