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All eyes are on Bratislava

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All eyes are on Bratislava

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It’s the first time that the 27 leaders of the EU will meet since the UK voted to leave the bloc.

In Paris, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande set out where they think the EU should go next.

They say boosting the EU’s security and protecting the bloc’s external borders are two top priorities.

And how to bridge the divides on key policy areas, such as migration.

So, today, all eyes are on Bratislava, Slovakia.


European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has hit out at Jose Manuel Barroso, two months after his predecessor took up a job with Goldman Sachs

The U.S. investment bank is blamed, in part, for the eurozone crisis due to its role in helping Greece hide its real debt levels.

Barroso served as the head of the commission for a decade, overseeing eurozone policy during those turbulent years.

Now, he has signed up as a Brexit advisor with Goldman Sachs.


Later today trade unions and workers from the heavy machinery maker Caterpillar will demonstrate in Charleroi, a Belgian town close to the border with France.

Caterpillar said it could lay off about 2,000 employees at a plant in Belgium, as it considers shifting production to other facilities.

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