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What is Frontex?

Following last week’s tragedy in the English Channel, the EU’s border agency will be deployed to spot boats attempting to cross, marking the first time it could be used to stop migration from the EU rather than towards the bloc. After 27 people were killed while attempting to cross the …

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Italian envoy calls Taiwan “silent giant”, seeks closer partnership

Taipei, November 28 (CNA) Italy’s top official in Taiwan has called the country a “silent giant” in the global supply chain, saying he looks forward to closer cooperation with its global semiconductors and beyond. “Taiwan’s role in global production chains has gone largely unnoticed until recently. This may be because …

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Will the France-Italy agreement change the balance of power in the European Union?

After years of strained relations between Rome and Paris, the agreement is expected to strengthen cooperation. But is this enough to change the center of power within the EU? The strained relations between Italy and France almost two years ago were described by France as ‘the worst of its kind …

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ITsART Italy’s EU launch “Netflix of culture” forges the Cinecittà pact

ITsART, an innovative streaming platform dubbed the “Netflix of Italian Culture,” rolled out in 26 European countries on Tuesday, with plans to expand to the United States and China next year. Commissioned by the Italian Ministry of Culture, ITsART is an ad-supported transactional VOD service billed as the world’s first …

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EU could fund gas project linked to man accused of murdering Maltese journalist | Malta

EU energy ministers are pushing to allow public funds to help build a gas pipeline to a power station in Malta, jointly owned by a businessman awaiting trial for the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. On Tuesday, officials and MPs will start deciding on new rules to phase out …

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Hard times ahead for the European Union amid the migrant crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border

EU accuses the admittedly unpredictable Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of waging a hybrid war against him at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin The formation of the European Union (EU) was an extraordinary undertaking by international standards since never before in history has an entire continent voluntarily sought such …

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EU standoff with Belarus complicates dispute with Poland

TTHE MIGRANTS had nowhere to go. Behind them stood the brutal Belarusian security guards, in front of them rows of Polish soldiers. Mostly Iraqi Kurds, they had been lured to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, with promises of passage to Germany, then thrown into the forests, ordered to cross the …

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Can the five-star movement join the group of socialists and democrats?

What other than its name does the Five Star Movement (M5S) in its present form have in common with the idealistic, complex – and perhaps somewhat naïve – creation of a 2009 protest led by the hugely popular, hard-hitting, political satire comedian Beppe Grillo? Very few indeed. And why will …

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