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Bavarian election puts Merkel on defensive

Voters in Germany's largest state hived off to the left and right of the ruling conservatives in Sunday's elections - posing questions for Merkel's authority.

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[Ticker] Le Pen warms towards cooperation with Bannon

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has signalled her interest in cooperating with former US president Donald Trump's strategist Steve Bannon ahead of European Parliament election in May 2019. Following a meeting on Friday in Paris between the two, t...

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[Ticker] Le Pen warms towards cooperation with Bannon

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has signalled her interest in cooperating with former US president Donald Trump's strategist Steve Bannon ahead of European Parliament election in May 2019. Following a meeting on Friday in Paris between the two, t...

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[Ticker] Bettel stays in power in Luxembourg after election

Luxembourg's liberal prime minster Xavier Bettel's three-party coalition government won just enough seats (31 out of 60) to stay in power following Sunday's general elections. The Christian Social People's Party (CSV), led for 19 years by EU commission...

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[Ticker] Bettel stays in power in Luxembourg after election

Luxembourg's liberal prime minster Xavier Bettel's three-party coalition government won just enough seats (31 out of 60) to stay in power following Sunday's general elections. The Christian Social People's Party (CSV), led for 19 years by EU commission...

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[Ticker] EU-UK Brexit deal talks paused

EU ambassadors called on Sunday for a pause on talks about a Brexit deal until after this week's EU summit. The move follows differing media reports that a deal was close - but last-minute talks between UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and EU negotiato...

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[Ticker] Macedonian parliament to vote on name change Monday

The Macedonian parliament is poised to decide on Monday whether to accept changing the Balkan country's name in line with the Prespa agreement with Greece. If approved by a two-thirds majority, the state will be re-named North Macedonia and be one step...

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[Ticker] Swedish opposition leader gives up on forming government

The speaker of the Swedish parliament, Andreas Norlen, will on Monday launch a third round of consultations with all party leaders in order to form a new government after the elections on 9 September ended in deadlock. "I have done what I can, for now,...

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[Opinion] It’s time for the EU to stand up to transnational corporations

A new treaty, to be negotiated this week at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, aims to put an end to the 'organised irresponsibility' of transnational corporations on human rights and labour abuses. Time for EU to take note.

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[Magazine] Tug of war between ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ cohesion money

The European Commission has promised greater flexibility for local authorities when it comes to delivering on-the-ground results - but it has also tied cohesion policy to the European Semester, a tool used to coordinate macroeconomic policies.

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[Feature] ‘Macron vs Orban’ is no quick fix for EU democracy

A Macron versus Orbans styled election battle might lift turnout in next year's European Parliament elections, but under laying democratic problems would remain, warn experts.

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[Agenda] Brexit and sanctions at EU summit This WEEK

EU leaders hope to seal a UK exit deal at a summit this week. Migrants, chemical weapons, and fish quotas also on this week's agenda.

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