Dutch planning skills put to test as country prepares for election – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Ordering millions of red pencils, finding new polling stations, getting vote counters home

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New Scottish Labour leader vows to ‘unite’ – POLITICO

Anas Sarwar was on Saturday elected as the new leader of Scottish Labour, the U.K. opposition party’s autonomous arm in Scotland, following

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EU summons ambassador to Cuba over letter to Biden – POLITICO

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has instructed the bloc’s ambassador to Cuba to return to Brussels “to provide explanations”

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EU leaders, eyeing autonomy, get noisy on defense – POLITICO

The EU may aspire to “strategic autonomy,” but Friday’s virtual summit of heads of state and government showed leaders experiencing

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5 takeaways from Alex Salmond’s explosive Scottish parliament appearance – POLITICO

GLASGOW — This is much, much bigger than me. That was the message from former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond

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EPP group on path to suspend Orbán’s Fidesz party – POLITICO

MEPs from the European People’s Party moved a step closer to excluding Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party from

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In deal with Belgium, UK won’t vaccinate some British diplomatic staff at NATO and EU missions – POLITICO

At the U.K. mission to NATO, it’s coronavirus vaccine for some, not coronavirus vaccine for all — and the same is

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EU set to sanction four Russian officials over Navalny case – POLITICO

EU countries reached a preliminary agreement to sanction four Russian government officials over the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny,

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Scotland’s leadership ‘undermined’ system of government, says Alex Salmond – POLITICO

The actions of senior ministers are “undermining the system of government in Scotland,” former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond claimed

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Paris’ push for ‘zero COVID’ strategy pits city against French government – POLITICO

A suggestion by the Socialist-led city of Paris to enforce a strict three-week lockdown in the capital caused a stir

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Brexit bites British zoos’ conservation efforts – POLITICO

British zoos are struggling with post-Brexit paperwork rules, undermining conservation efforts both in the U.K. and the EU. Brexit has

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UK’s Brexit bid to diverge from EU faces ‘formidable constraints’ – POLITICO

LONDON — The U.K. faces significant challenges in shouldering the burden of regulation it had previously outsourced to Brussels, the

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Sturgeon vs. Salmond fight blows up into full constitutional crisis – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article In case it wasn’t already clear: Alex Salmond wants to end Nicola Sturgeon’s

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Pharma is both friend and foe to EU lawmakers as bloc fights for more coronavirus vaccines – POLITICO

Parliamentarians are angry at coronavirus vaccine producers — but also need them more than ever.  Almost every company with EU vaccine

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EU leaders confront limits of powers to fight coronavirus – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article A year into the pandemic, European citizens are suffering from full-blown coronavirus fatigue,

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EU Commission VP Schinas defends border agency Frontex – POLITICO

European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas on Thursday sprang to the defense of the EU’s border agency Frontex, just days

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Ireland’s hotel quarantine plan dubbed ‘a holy mess’ – POLITICO

DUBLIN — The Irish government plans to place travelers from 20 mostly African countries into quarantine in hotels but permit

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Romanian PM defends EU Commission against vaccine critics – POLITICO

Romanian Prime Minister Florin Cîțu on Thursday pushed back against criticism of the EU’s collective vaccine procurement strategy, arguing that

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EU leaders feel the pressure over handling of coronavirus pandemic – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article As EU heads of state and government convene by videoconference on Thursday afternoon,

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