Chancellor Merkel countered a storm of accusations and scorn from the far right in her first parliamentary speech since announcing this would be her last term. She also emphasized the value of international cooperation.
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The EU Commission's new rejection of the Italian budget is the first step in disciplinary procedures that could lead to hefty fines. In its report, the Commission said Italy has "seriously violated" EU budget rules.
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