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[EUobserved] MEPs in Strasbourg: everywhere but the plenary

Three EU leaders and the president of the ECB travelled to Strasbourg this week to debate with MEPs, but attendance was poor.

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[Ticker] Another referendum ‘would take a year’, Downing St says

Organising a second referendum on Brexit would take a year, the prime minister's office told reporters on Thursday. The analysis of the time for legislation, plus a campaign, for the vote came in a one-page document given to MPs participating in prime ...

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[Ticker] 82-year old Berlusconi to run in EU elections

Italy's former prime minister and powerbroker Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday that he will run in this May's European elections. The 82-year-old media billionaire, who is also the leader of the opposition, centre-right Forza Italia, will be eligible...

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[Ticker] EU parliament votes to triple funds for democracy promotion

MEPs voted on Thursday to triple the proposed EU funding for promoting democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights across the EU, including through civil society organisations. The European Parliament increased the planned funds in the long-term EU budget (2021-2027) to €1.834bn, compared to the EU Commission's original €642m proposals. Parliament approved its position by 426 votes to 152, with 45 abstentions.

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[Ticker] EU parliament backs linking budget payments to rule of law

MEPs on Thursday voted in favour of draft rules to suspend EU budget payments to countries jeopardising rule of law in their countries, with 397 in support and 158 against. Under the proposed rules, first tabled by the EU commission in its long-term EU...

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[Ticker] Verhofstadt voted for Draghi amendment ‘by mistake’

Liberal MEP Guy Verhofstadt's support for an amendment which called on European Central Bank president Mario Draghi to leave the controversial Group of Thirty, was accidental, a spokesman told EUobserver, after it reported on the official voting data. ...

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[Ticker] ‘Plan B’ Brexit vote in UK parliament set for 29 January

The UK parliament will debate and vote on a 'Plan B' Brexit plan from Theresa May's government on 29 January, it was announced on Thursday. May suffered one of the biggest defeats in British political history earlier this week, when her withdrawal agre...

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[Ticker] Verhofstadt wanted Draghi out of G30 group

Guy Verhofstadt was only one of two Liberal MEPs to support an amendment that called on European Central Bank president Mario Draghi to leave the secretive Group of 30, voting data published Thursday showed. All but five MEPs from the European People's...

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Brexit delay ‘reasonable’, as May tries cross-party talks

EU countries have signalled they might accept a delay to Brexit as British prime minister Theresa May began cross-party talks on how to avoid a no-deal outcome.

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[Ticker] Putin heads to Serbia amid warnings against West

Russian president Vladimir Putin warned western nations not to destabilise the Balkans, ahead of a visit on Thursday to Serbia, a country seeking to join the European Union. Putin is set to meet Serbia's president Aleksandar Vucic and give him an award...

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[Ticker] Germany mulls Huawei 5G auction ban

Germany's government is mulling excluding China's Huawei Technologies from an auction on setting up fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks, reported Handelsblatt. The paper cites unnamed government officials amid broader fears that the firm does not mee...

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[Ticker] Sweden set for new government

Sweden is poised for a new government on Friday, following four months of deadlock. The parliament is set to back Sweden's Social Democratic leader Stefan Lofven and support his centrist government following a deal with the Left Party. Sweden has been ...

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