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Europe’s borders to be reinforced – a specialist corps to be formed by 2027

On Wednesday, 17 April, the European Parliament approved a new law to strengthen Europe’s border and coast guard, as reported by EP representative in Latvia Signe Znotiņa-Znota.

President Macron wants to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in five years

France’s President Emmanuel Macron says Notre Dame Cathedral will become ‘even more beautiful’ after renovation, and wants restoration work to be finished in five years, BBC reports.

Whistle-blowers to receive protection across all of Europe

From now on EU legislation will offer protection to people reporting information regarding illegalities and general criminal activities, as decided by European Parliament on Tuesday, 16 April.

As opponent misses debates, Ukraine’s president converses with audience

On Sunday, 14 April, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko was forced to engage in debates with empty space next to him, because his opponent – Volodymyr Zelenksy – did not attend the debates organized at Kyiv Olympic Stadium.

Finnish election coming as Social Democrats expected to win after 20 years

In Finland's parliamentary election due on Sunday, April 14, Social Democrats are forecast to win for the first time in 20 years despite plans to raise taxes to fund the country's welfare system.

New Tallinn Mayor defends right of Russian culture to co-exist in Estonia

Mihhail Kõlvart from the Centre Party has been elected as the Mayor of the Estonian capital and has used the occasion to express his views on Estonian and Russian cultural and language issues in the Baltic country.

WikiLeaks Assange found guilty by London court after arrest at embassy

A court in London has found Julian Assange, the head of government secret-leaking organisation WikiLeaks guilty of failing to surrender to the court, after his arrest from his place of refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Hundreds of thousands of EU citizens wish to remain in UK despite Brexit

Over 400 000 European Union citizens have applied to legally remain in the United Kingdom even after Brexit, the country's interior ministry has stated.

French parliament supports digital tax tailored to Google, Facebook

Members of the French Parliament have adopted a new tax on leading internet companies like Google and Facebook, despite criticism from the U.S.

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