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Anti-corruption lawyer wins first round of Slovak elections

In a backlash against rising populism across Europe, Slovak voters put their trust in a pro-European liberal candidate in the first round of elections to the country's largely-ceremonial presidential post.

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[Ticker] European woman older when having first baby

The age at which women in the European Union give birth to their first child has gradually increased from 28.7 years in 2013 to 29.1 in 2017, figures released by Eurostat on Monday showed. The member state with the highest average age for women to have...

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[Ticker] Third Brexit vote this week only if DUP will support it

UK prime minister Theresa May will only put the Brexit deal to third vote in parliament this week if her Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) alliance partner and conservative Brexiteers agree to support it, reports the BBC. Chancellor of the...

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[Ticker] Germany’s two largest banks confirm merger talks

Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, confirmed on Sunday that it is in merger talks with the country's second-largest lender, Commerzbank. If successful they could become a national champion at a level to compete with top banks on Wall Street. Both b...

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[Ticker] Serbian pro-democracy protests reach 15th week

Serbian protesters rallied over the weekend for 15th time since November in Belgrade and around the country demanding president Aleksandar Vucic's resignation, and calling for democratic reforms and media freedom. Tensions escalated on Saturday when cr...

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[Ticker] ‘Yellow Vest’ riots leave Paris shops vandalised

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire will face tough questions on Monday when meeting business representatives and insurers to discuss the economic impact of violent 'Yellow Vest' protests over the weekend, which left some 80 Champs-Elysees boulevard...

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[Magazine] The changing of the guards in the EU in 2019

The four most powerful EU institutions - Commission, Parliament, Council and Central Bank will all have new leaders in the coming ten months. Here is an overview.

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[Opinion] It is high time to exclude Fidesz from the EPP

"We have made our choice: we choose democracy and rule of law," write the leaders of the National Coalition Party in Finland and the Moderate Party in Sweden.

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[Agenda] Brexit delay and Orban decision This WEEK

EU leaders will discuss whether to allow London to delay its exit from the bloc, as some are worried it would mean more of the same. Meantime, the European People's Party braces itself for a showdown with Hungary's Orban.

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[Opinion] EU must get real on Russia

The EU must call the Ukraine conflict by its true name - Russia's illegal war on its peaceful neighbour - and take commensurate action to protect peace in Europe.

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[Opinion] Greta is right: We need courage to change

Hundreds of thousands of people are joining Greta Thunberg on Friday for a Global Strike for Future. We can only support the appeal of these young people, who resolutely aim to forge a sustainable Europe, a sustainable planet.

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EU migrants sneaking into US from Mexico

Almost 1,000 Romanian nationals were caught trying to sneak into the United States in 2017, of which around half attempted to cross via Mexico. Nationals from countries like Hungary and the UK were also intercepted.

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