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Reports: EU plans to introduce permanent border control force

The European border control force could be deployed even without the respective EU member state’s consent, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal reported

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EU Commission presents action plan to modernise EU copyright rules

cep expert Iris Hohmann tells German business daily Handelsblatt that the Commission's proposals are rather disappointing

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EU Commission takes first steps to broaden access to online content

The proposed regulation on the cross-border portability of online content services addresses the current restrictions in order to allow EU residents to travel with the digital content they have purchased or subscribed to at home

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Ecofin Council agrees on bridge financing for Single Resolution Fund

Member states are to provide national credit lines of up to 55 billion euros as a backstop to the Single Resolution Fund

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Euro states to dicuss details of Greek debt relief, Austria's Schelling says

However, there will be no nominal debt haircut for Greece, the Austrian finance minister tells Stuttgarter Zeitung

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EU working paper suggests suspending Schengen zone for two years

EU interior ministers on Friday will discuss the proposal drafted by the Luxembourg EU presidency

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Greece risks a suspension from the Schengen area, the FT reports

According to the British business daily, the threat has been made to the Greek government by several EU officials

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ESM chief Regling says debt relief for Greece might come only in tranches

"It is a possibility in order to have conditionality in place for longer," ESM managing director Klaus Regling tells Finnish daily Kauppalehti. cep economist Matthias Kullas thinks this would be the right way to proceed.

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EU leaders and Turkey strike deal on curbing flow of migrants to Europe

Turkey promises to help stem the flow of migrants to  the EU in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU

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Dijsselbloem says refugee crisis could lead to 'mini-Schengen' zone

Eurogroup chairman says EU member states must invest more in protecting the external borders of the European Union

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