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Editors’ picks

Vatican rebuts US protests over China deal

Pact allows Catholic bishops in China to be approved by both the Chinese communist party and the Vatican.

Von der Leyen faces unrest in own party ranks

Commission president too keen to be green, center-right critics say.

QAnon goes European

Populists, protesters, conspiracy theorists: How Europe is embracing America’s latest export.

Inside the EU Commission Twittersphere

POLITICO’s deep dive into the Twitter bubble of the EU’s top brass.

Politics

France

Macron steps up fight against radical Islam (and his critics)

French president promises action after the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty in Paris.

Marine Le Pen seeks political opening after teacher’s beheading in France

The far-right leader says France needs “wartime legislation.”

French terror attack highlights social media policing gaps

Experts say the issue lies with enforcement, not rules.

Germany

Amid spike in infections, Berlin defends coronavirus app

Every single infection that can be prevented counts, says Merkel’s government.

Reporter's notebook

Trump, Biden and the ‘f****** Germans’

Close US engagement with Berlin will be questioned whoever wins the presidential election.

Germany’s Horst Seehofer: Yes, we can get a political deal on migration

‘Chances are high’ that agreement on parts of Commission new proposal can be reached, says interior minister.

The Continent

Antwerp’s toxic recycling problem

Finding ways to recycle cleanly is crucial for the EU’s environmental plans.

Timeline: Politicians put out of action by the coronavirus

A succession of leaders have developed COVID-19 or been forced to quarantine due to risk of infection.

Have we reached peak patriotism?

If you keep having to tell people you’re ‘world beating,’ you’re probably not.

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