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19th Oct 2021

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Bulgarian president vows to uphold North Macedonia veto

Bulgarian president Ruman Radev has vowed to keep blocking North Macedonia's EU accession talks until it formally says its language and ethnicity are really Bulgarian. "We will not allow to have our arms twisted via lobbying or media or political pressure ... We cannot say 'Yes' before being convinced that our neighbour won't be building its identity by stealing from Bulgaria's history," he said at an EU summit Thursday.

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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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