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Billions of euros of EU funds misspent last year: auditors

More than 4 billion euros ($4.3 billion) of European Union funds were misspent last year, EU auditors estimated in a report released on Tuesday, which highlighted poor checks in receiving states on how the bloc’s funds are invested.

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British PM Boris Johnson to make his ‘final’ Brexit offer

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will submit “final” proposals for a new Brexit agreement on Wednesday, officials said, warning that if the European Union did not engage with them, Britain would leave the bloc this month with no divorce deal.

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Why a no-deal Brexit has British Overseas Territories worried

In the lead up to Brexit, some five weeks away, the likelihood of the UK crashing out of the bloc without a deal is increasing. Come end of October, a disorderly exit will also have dramatic consequences for the 20 or so British Overseas Territories and exclaves.

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Who is ‘Mr No Deal’? Boris Johnson, Donald Tusk spar on Brexit at G7

Accusing one another of being “Mr No Deal”, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU Council President Donald Tusk exchanged accusations at the G7 summit Saturday over who will be to blame if Britain crashes out the bloc without an accord.

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Britain ramps up preparations for no-deal Brexit

The British government is working on the assumption that the European Union will not renegotiate its Brexit deal, and is ramping up preparations to leave the bloc on Oct.

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EU countries agree on new scheme to allocate migrants across bloc

Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new “solidarity mechanism” proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

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EU’s satellite navigation system fully offline

The EU’s satellite navigation system, developed as an alternative to the United States’ GPS, is fully offline due to “a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure,” the bloc’s space agency said Sunday.

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Britain’s EU referendum was a ‘fundamental mistake’, says former PM of Finland

Esko Aho, who was Finland’s youngest ever prime minister and took the Nordic country into the bloc in 1995, said the option to leave was “not at all clear” for UK voters.

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How will Brexit affect European elections around the EU?

Not directly. Brexit barely features as an electoral issue in the rest of the bloc: as usual, voters will be swayed more by domestic politics and personal perceptions of the EU’s value

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Michel Barnier: No-deal Brexit ‘never’ the EU’s decision

A no-deal Brexit will “never be the decision of the EU,” the bloc’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday.

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EU ready to give Britain more guarantees backstop is temporary – Barnier

The European Union is ready to give Britain more guarantees that the backstop is only intended to be temporary, the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator said today.

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More asylum seekers using visa-free travel rights to enter the EU legally

An increased number of refugees are coming into the European Union via regular channels, utilizing their right to visa-free travel to enter the bloc and apply for asylum, according to a report by the EU asylum agency (EASO) cited by the German publisher Funke Mediengruppe on Sunday.

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Brexit: UK trying to convince EU Irish backstop is illegal under its own treaties

British Brexit negotiators are trying to convince the EU that the controversial Irish “backstop” the two sides agreed to, is actually unlawful under the bloc’s own treaties.

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AfD party votes to campaign for German exit from EU

The German far-right party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has voted to campaign for the country’s exit from the European Union if its demand for reforms within the bloc are not met.

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More than 100 MEPs from every corner of EU sign heartfelt letter asking British people to reconsider Brexit

MEPs from nearly every country in the EU have signed a heartfelt joint letter to the British public asking them to reconsider their decision to leave the bloc to prevent an “unfolding Brexit disaster”.

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EU humiliation: Key ambassador booted out of Congo – live on TV

EU ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo Bart Ouvry was unceremoniously booted out of the country live on television – just days before today’s elections, prompting the bloc to issue vociferous protests.

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