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16th Aug 2022

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Poland dissolves EU-hated judicial chamber

Polish MPs last Thursday dissolved a new judicial Disciplinary Chamber which the EU Court and EU Commission had said undermined judicial independence. The move is meant to see Commission president Ursula von der Leyen approve the disbursement of EU recovery funds when she visits Warsaw 2 June, Polish media reported. But critics say the Polish change was superficial and did not address wider problems of abuse of rule of law.

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Sweden to extradite man wanted by Turkey

The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish citizen with Kurdish roots wanted for credit card fraud to Turkey, amid the backdrop of Turkey's Nato threat.

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EU must beware Beijing's new charm offensive

The EU needs to be clear eyed about China's new diplomatic charm offensive, as it's more likely driven by short-term necessity than any fundamental policy re-assessment.

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