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Ticker Eight countries ask EU for more climate ambition
By EUobserver 

9. Oct, 08:48
Eight European countries have signed a letter to the future climate commissioner Frans Timmermans calling him to raise the objective to reduce emissions from 40 percent to 55 percent by 2030, Deutsche Welle reports. The countries are France, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, and Luxembourg. They ask "the European green deal to drive the in-depth transformation and bold measures needed across all sectors of the economy."

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EU countries to halt arms sales to Turkey Today, 17:56
EU states have agreed to stop arms sales to Turkey over its invasion of Syria, marking a nadir in relations with their Nato ally. In response, Ankara mocked the decision as a "joke".

Nine Catalan separatist leaders given long jail terms Today, 13:19
Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition and misuse of public funds over their role in Catalonia's 2017 bid for independence. The possible legal immunity of some MEPs remains unanswered.

Poland's right-wing ruler wins four more years Today, 09:19
Poland's conservative ruling party has won four more years in office, with attacks on courts and LGBTI values auguring badly for EU relations

EU powerless in new Syrian mayhem Today, 09:14
EU foreign ministers are meeting to find a common position on the Turkish invasion in Syria. However, events are evolving quickly, as Kurdish forces asked the Syrian army to protect them.

Hungarian opposition wins Budapest in blow to Orban Today, 08:59
Budapest joins Istanbul and Warsaw by having an opposition mayor to a strongman illiberal leader, after a united opposition serves a shock blow across several towns in local elections in Hungary.

Opinion New Dutch terror bill must not target aid workers Today, 08:48
A controversial counterterrorism bill could end up criminalising aid workers in the Netherlands if they enter conflict hotspots when assisting the world's most vulnerable people.

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  6. 11. Oct, 17:07 Italy: EU cannot accept Turkish 'blackmail'
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  5. Today, 08:59 Hungarian opposition wins Budapest in blow to Orban
  6. Today, 08:48 New Dutch terror bill must not target aid workers
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