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By EUobserverToday, 17:20
The European Commission will set up a platform to map and coordinate the reconstruction of Ukraine after Russia's war ends, commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday. "Ukraine can emerge from this war on a path towards ... a modernised judiciary, stronger institutions and a solid track record in the fight against corruption, but also with a greener, more digital and more resilient economy," she said.
MEPs will gather in Strasbourg for the final plenary before the summer break, with a crucial vote on the classification of gas and nuclear. The Czech Republic will present to EU lawmakers its presidency's priorities for the next six months.
Sooner or later, the European Court of Human Rights will have a final say on whether Grenoble is allowed to permit the 'burkini'. Its judgment, like the one permitting the outlawing of full-face veils, risks influencing policymaking across the continent.
By only screening, fingerprinting or relocating (some) refugees, or by outsourcing our border control to Turkey and giving Erdogan our keys, we will not solve the current problems.
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For the most part Nato and its 30 leaders rose to the occasion — but it wasn't without room for improvement. The lesson remains that Nato still doesn't know how or want to hold allies accountable for disruptive behaviour.