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Polish MEP quits EPP for Renew Europe

Polish MEP Roza Thun joined the liberal Renew Europe group in the European Parliament, along with the Poland 2050 opposition party, Renew leader Stéphane Séjourné MEP announced on Wednesday. Thun is the 99th member of the third-biggest group in the parliament, with Poland now being the 24th nationality in the group. Thun joined Poland 2050 from the Civic Platform party, a member of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP).

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Belgian impasse leaves asylum seekers on snowy streets

Asylum seekers have been sleeping in the streets, some for weeks, in the Belgian capital Brussels - as the government grapples over the lack of capacity to accommodate them despite months of debate over the issue.

EU energy ministers clash amid gas price uncertainty

EU energy ministers met on Thursday to debate spiking gas and electricity prices, and clashed over market reform - with some countries, led by Germany, opposing actions put forward by France and others.

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