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Senior agriculture officials formalised on Monday the decision to add a lunch debate on the situation of the European agricultural markets onto the agenda of next Monday's (15 February) agriculture council. Several member states requested the behind-closed-doors session, including France, where farmers are protesting, according to a council spokesperson.
Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir died on Monday in prison in The Hague, officials have confirmed. He was serving a life sentence for the 1995 killings of 8,000 Muslim men and boys around Srebrenica. Tolimir was considered the right-hand man of military chief Ratko Maldic, who is currently on trial.
The EU commission has given its backing to talks aimed at getting Nato's help to tackle people-smuggling gangs used by migrants in the Aegean between Turkey and Greece. Germany and Turkey on Monday asked for Nato's involvement. The idea will be discussed at a Nato meeting on Wednesday.
Russia's Nato envoy warned Monday that Moscow would respond to a build-up of the alliance's forces near Russian borders. Alexander Grushko said that the deployment of NATO forces in eastern Europe "can't be left without a military-technical answer", but did not elaborate what specific steps the Kremlin could take.