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How Hungary is out of touch over granting asylum to war-fleeing Syrians

Hungary rejects the overwhelming majority of asylum requests from war-fleeing Syrians, new figures show, putting them out-of-touch with their EU counterparts.

Hungary rejects the overwhelming majority of asylum requests from war-fleeing Syrians, new figures show, putting them out-of-touch with their EU counterparts.

Europe

The Brief from Brussels: EU split on defence

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

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

Europe

EU split on defence plans

EU defence ministers appeared to be split on Tuesday as they mulled a Franco-German plan to boost defence cooperation in Europe.

EU defence ministers appeared to be split on Tuesday as they mulled a Franco-German plan to boost defence cooperation in Europe.

Europe

MEPs urge whistleblowers to come forward

A group of parliamentarians are calling on whistleblowers to pass on any information about alleged tax avoidance.

A group of parliamentarians are calling on whistleblowers to pass on any information about alleged tax avoidance.

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Defence and security are the priorities of the day in Brussels

With Europe still recovering from terrorist attacks and the prospect that the UK may leave the bloc, security and defence issues have taken centre-stage.

With Europe still recovering from terrorist attacks and the prospect that the UK may leave the bloc, security and defence issues have taken centre-stage.

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Eurozone resilient despite Brexit vote says ECB's Draghi

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy is coping well with global uncertainty, including Britain's vote to leave the EU.

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy is coping well with global uncertainty, including Britain's vote to leave the EU.

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European Parliament head Martin Schulz warns UK 'no a la carte' Brexit menu

The president of the European Parliament has warned the UK it can’t pick and choose which parts of the Single Market it wants to keep when it comes to future Brexit…

The president of the European Parliament has warned the UK it can’t pick and choose which parts of the Single Market it wants to keep when it comes to future Brexit…

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Downing Street refuses to back up Boris's Brexit claim

Downing Street has refused to back up Boris Johnson’s claim that Brexit negotiations could begin “by the early part of next year” and may not take a full two years to…

Downing Street has refused to back up Boris Johnson’s claim that Brexit negotiations could begin “by the early part of next year” and may not take a full two years to…

Business

WTO backs Boeing over Airbus in latest round of government subsidies row

The World Trade Organisation has ruled against the European Union over subsidies to planemaker Airbus says the EU has failed to comply with its earlier rulings over European government loans.

The World Trade Organisation has ruled against the European Union over subsidies to planemaker Airbus says the EU has failed to comply with its earlier rulings over European government loans.

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Former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes fails to declare directorship of offshore firm

A fresh leak of tax haven data has named former European commissioner Neelie Kroes as having failed to declare her directorship of an offshore firm in the Bahamas while in…

A fresh leak of tax haven data has named former European commissioner Neelie Kroes as having failed to declare her directorship of an offshore firm in the Bahamas while in…

Europe

The Brief from Brussels: EU vows to end roaming

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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German SPD back CETA deal

Germany’s Social Democrats have finally given their backing to a trade deal between the EU and Canada.

Germany’s Social Democrats have finally given their backing to a trade deal between the EU and Canada.

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Renzi shatters illusion of unity in Bratislava

Matteo Renzi says he declined to share a podium with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande as he did not "share their conclusions".

Matteo Renzi says he declined to share a podium with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande as he did not "share their conclusions".

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Crucial German vote looms on huge CETA trade deal

Opponents of the parallel CETA and TTIP agreements organised mass protests in seven cities across Germany on Saturday.

Opponents of the parallel CETA and TTIP agreements organised mass protests in seven cities across Germany on Saturday.