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Asked to comment on reports that Germany is considering sending back migrants to Greece, the Commission saw no contradiction with its own plan that migrants in Greece should be relocated to other countries of the Union.
A European Parliament committee yesterday (5 September) backed visa-free travel to the European Union for Georgia and moved towards granting another ex-Soviet republic, Ukraine, the same right, after migration worries delayed the process before the summer.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel over the weekend became the latest European politician to voice doubts over the possibility of the EU agreeing a major new trade deal with the United States, saying in a newspaper interview that negotiations might have to be abandoned for now. Washington and Brussels are officially committed to sealing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) before US President Barack Obama leaves office in January, but serious doubts have surfaced.