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Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to Marjan Šarec on his appointment as Prime Minister-Designate of the Republic of Slovenia

European Council - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 21:16
President Donald Tusk congratulated Marjan Šarec on his appointment as Prime Minister-Designate of the Republic of Slovenia
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EU gets record response on 'summertime' consultation

Euobserver.com - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:04
The EU Commission has received several million responses from citizens, businesses, and organisations on whether to end the daylight summertime savings. Any tangible change would take ... time.
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Munich Security Conference chief: “Germany only wants to do things without getting wet.”

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:52
The head of the Munich Security Conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, spoke to EURACTIV Germany’s media partner “Der Tagesspiegel” about US President Donald Trump, the German free-rider mentality and Europe's lack of pride and self-respect.
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[Ticker] Germany and Greece strike deal on taking back migrants

Euobserver.com - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:21
Germany has reached an agreement with Greece on Friday (17 August) to take back asylum seekers if they have already applied for asylum in the Mediterranean country but later ended up in Germany. The Berlin government secured a similar deal with Spain, paving the way for de-escalating an internal political spat over migration. A German interior ministry spokesperson added that talks with Italy on the issue are also "far advanced".
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Germany and Greece reach agreement to repatriate refugees

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:17
Berlin has reached an agreement with Athens to send back refugees to Greece if they have already applied for asylum there. The move follows a similar agreement with Spain earlier this month, while a deal with Italy is also soon to follow.   
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Slovenia parliament OKs former actor as prime minister-designate

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:13
Slovenia's parliament approved on Friday (17 August) a minority coalition government led by comedian-turned-politician Marjan Šarec, ending a political stalemate after an inconclusive June 3 parliamentary election. However, analysts said the cabinet, supported by five centre-left parties, might have a limited shelf life
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Debate: US media defend themselves against Trump

Eurotopics.net - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:22
Media across the US have taken concerted action to defend themselves against the attacks of President Donald Trump. On the initiative of the Boston Globe, roughly 350 newspapers took a stance in their leading articles against the accusation that they spread fake news. Journalists in Europe show solidarity with the action, but not without voicing some criticism too.
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Debate: Why is Putin attending Kneissl's wedding?

Eurotopics.net - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:22
In addition to high-ranking members of government Russian President Vladimir Putin will be a guest at the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl on Saturday. Putin's attendance is viewed as an official engagement. For both sides his visit is in keeping with a long tradition, commentators explain.
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