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Sinn Féin ambitions face reality check at Irish local and EU elections

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 08:34
Sinn Féin's ambitions of governing Ireland for the first time and advancing a bid for unity with Northern Ireland are facing a potentially huge setback in local and European elections on Friday (7 June) as their commanding poll advantage melts away.
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Macron warns EU could be ‘blocked’ by big far-right parliament presence

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 08:09
French President Emmanuel Macron warned Thursday (6 June) that the EU risked being blocked by a big far-right presence in the European Parliament after this week's elections.
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Pro-Palestine supporters disrupt von der Leyen speech in Porto

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 07:39
The speech by President of the European Commission and candidate of the European People's Party for a second term in office at the European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen, was interrupted in Porto by dozens of demonstrators in support of the Palestinians.
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Rome: Putin’s rapprochement with Italy remark targets EU elections

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 07:38
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the many Bulgarians who believe in conspiracy theories, Spain joining South Africa's case against Israel before the ICJ, and so much more.
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Macron announces fighter jets delivery to Ukraine, mulls sending military instructors

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 07:36
France will deliver Mirage 2000 fighter jets to Ukraine and train pilots over the next six months, according to President Emmanuel Macron, who made announcements on Thursday.
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How consumer protections can be enhanced in e-commerce

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 07:30
This week, together with Marco Scialdone, a lawyer and adjunct professor of law and management of digital content and services at the European University of Rome, we delve into the impact of the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA).
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Russia, China wrangle with US over UN resolution on Gaza ceasefire plan

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 07:19
Russia and China, which hold veto powers in the UN Security Council, raised concerns on Thursday with a US draft resolution that would back a proposal - outlined by President Joe Biden - for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants Hamas.
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Polish candidate: Green Deal’s communication was Commission’s ‘biggest mistake’

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 07:06
Failing to communicate the Green Deal properly was the current European Commission’s “biggest mistake”, Joanna Kamińska, an EU elections candidate for the Polish Greens, told Euractiv.
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Romanian government pushes for mandatory language tests for regaining citizenship

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 07:03
Regaining Romanian citienship could soon involve passing a compulsory language exam, according to a new government bill amending the country's citizenship law to stamp out potential abuses, which was submitted to parliament on Thursday.
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EU leaders have failed to tackle child sexual abuse crisis online

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 07:00
The next EU Parliament needs to act quickly and decisively to end the crisis of child sexual abuse material found online, legislation for which has stalled, writes Sabine Saliba.  
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Impact of EU sanctions on aluminum would be disastrous for Europe’s industry

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 07:00
A new set of sanctions against Russia is being considered - the 14th round of sanctions since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in early 2022. There are no good ideas for new economic measures against the Kremlin, but this does not justify the pursuit of bad ideas, writes Naike Gruppioni.
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Survey finds 70% of Bulgarians believe in conspiracies

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 06:59
Seventy per cent of Bulgarians believe in conspiracy theories while 37% have fallen foul of misinformation according to a recent survey.
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Russia arrests French scholar suspected of collecting intelligence

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 06:54
Russia said on Thursday (6 June) it had detained a Frenchman suspected of gathering information about the Russian military, an incident French President Emmanuel Macron described as part of a campaign of disinformation by Moscow.
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Spain joins South Africa’s World Court case accusing Israel of genocide

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 06:52
Spain will join South Africa's case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip to help restore peace in the region, in a diplomatic move that comes days after Madrid, along with Ireland and Norway, recognised Palestinian statehood.
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Christophe Grudler – the European Parliament’s nuclear man

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 06:45
Since his election in 2019, liberal French MEP Christophe Grudler has become the figurehead for nuclear power energy in the European Parliament. Euractiv spoke to the Renew lawmaker, who is running for a second term in the Parliament. 
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Rome: Putin’s rapprochement with Italy remark targets EU elections

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 06:45
Russia is trying to influence European elections and divide the West, Italy's Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Antonio Tajani warned on Thursday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope to focus on restoring relations with Italy once the situation in Ukraine is "normalised".
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Outgoing EU parliament transport chair Karima Delli talks trains, planes and automobiles

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 06:22
Set to bid farewell to the European Parliament after three successive terms, French Green MEP and chair of the Transport Committee Karima Delli told Euractiv that the biggest achievement of her time there is bringing transport high on the agenda.
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Potential far-right supergroup: How far apart are ECR an ID?

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 06:03
While talks about the two far-right forces in the European Parliament, the ECR and the ID, merging into a supergroup have surfaced in recent months, the two groups are miles apart on many of the most salient issues.
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Energy and environment files on the campaign trail

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 06:00
It is often argued that EU policy debates are detached from the everyday lives of European citizens and that European Parliament elections are fought on national and local issues. But the 2024 election campaigns were different.
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The Netherlands kicks off the European elections

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/06/2024 - 06:00
The European elections have officially started. Yesterday, around 44 percent of Dutch citizens went to the ballot to cast their vote. We’re here with the latest polls, projected seats, and all the highlights from last night.
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