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Long path to CETA deal

MEPs may have backed the EU-Canada free trade deal, but national and regional parliaments across the bloc will also get a say.

MEPs may have backed the EU-Canada free trade deal, but national and regional parliaments across the bloc will also get a say.

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The Brief from Brussels: CETA deal almost done

This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

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Anti free-trade protests ahead of CETA vote

Hundreds of anti-free trade protesters took to the streets of Strasbourg on Wednesday as MEPs voted to back an EU-Canada free trade deal.

Hundreds of anti-free trade protesters took to the streets of Strasbourg on Wednesday as MEPs voted to back an EU-Canada free trade deal.

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How Europe can stand up to Trump's America- View

By Ana Palacio, former Spanish foreign minister and visiting lecturer at Georgetown University After years of intensifying fragmentation and

By Ana Palacio, former Spanish foreign minister and visiting lecturer at Georgetown University After years of intensifying fragmentation and

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Ukraine seeks deeper EU ties

Urkaine’s prime minister has been drumming up support from the EU after renewed fighting in the country’s east.

Urkaine’s prime minister has been drumming up support from the EU after renewed fighting in the country’s east.

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EU leaders begin one-day summit in Malta

EU leaders are holding a one-day, informal, summit in Malta to discuss migration and the consolidation of Europe once the UK leaves the bloc.

EU leaders are holding a one-day, informal, summit in Malta to discuss migration and the consolidation of Europe once the UK leaves the bloc.

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"I am the victim of a smear campaign" - Fillon

The French centre-right candidate for the presidential election says he is unruffled by the scandal threatening to engulf his campaign.

The French centre-right candidate for the presidential election says he is unruffled by the scandal threatening to engulf his campaign.

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Hollande and Merkel call for EU unity over Trump and Brexit

The French and German leaders have met in Berlin as May and Trump prepared to meet in the US, and ahead of an EU summit in Malta next week.

The French and German leaders have met in Berlin as May and Trump prepared to meet in the US, and ahead of an EU summit in Malta next week.

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Hungary's Orban : 'Make Europe great again'

Europe is starting a new era of political thinking, the situation is awfully bad and we need to change it – this is one of the main ideas of Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orban who delivered a speec

Europe is starting a new era of political thinking, the situation is awfully bad and we need to change it – this is one of the main ideas of Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orban who delivered a speec

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Europe's far-right sets out its vision in Koblenz

Europe’s political direction will tilt towards the extreme right this year if elections go as many expect in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Europe’s political direction will tilt towards the extreme right this year if elections go as many expect in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

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The Brief from Brussels: Trump time, Brexit tension

This is the Brief from Brussels, a round-up of the day’s top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a round-up of the day’s top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

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New European President Tajani could face political hurdles

After a frantic day of deal making and the first truly competitive race for the presidency of the European Parliament in years, Antonio Tajani can now get down to…

After a frantic day of deal making and the first truly competitive race for the presidency of the European Parliament in years, Antonio Tajani can now get down to…

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EU Parliament picks new president

Italy’s Antonio Tajani is the new president of the European Parliament after four rounds of voting.

Italy’s Antonio Tajani is the new president of the European Parliament after four rounds of voting.

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EP president race enters third round

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani still leads in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament.

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani still leads in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament.