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Lead MEP demands commission act on Greek pushbacks

A letter from European parliament's civil liberty committee chair, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, is demanding the European Commission condemn and possibly take legal action against Greece for reported pushbacks of migrants along the Evros river. The river, which straddles the Greek and Turkish land border, has seen numerous people left stranded and then forced back into Turkey amid rulings by the European human rights court against Athens.

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Johnson quits, leaving Brexit headaches to successor

British prime minister Boris Johnson has resigned as Conservative party leader, starting a race among Conservative MPs to replace him as prime minister but leaving a range of issues — Brexit, Northern Ireland, and Scottish independence — for his successor.

Is Orban holding out an olive branch to EPP?

It is Tibor Navracsics, an ex-EU commissioner and minister without portfolio in Orban's new government, who was reportedly picked to work on closer relations between Fidesz and the European People's Party.

Rising prices expose lack of coherent EU response

The increasingly sharp debate over the rising cost of living exploded in European Parliament, with lawmakers from all stripes, liberal, left, green and conservative, calling on the EU to act.

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