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Addictive design legislation for Big Tech has legs in next parliament, MEPs say

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 09:22
The push for legislation to curb addictive design in Big Tech platforms will continue in the next mandate, after June's EU elections, two MEPs who called for such rules told Euractiv.
Categories: European Union

Biden imposes sweeping asylum ban at US-Mexico border

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 09:16
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday (4 June) instituted a broad asylum ban on migrants caught illegally crossing the US-Mexico border, a major enforcement move in the run-up to November elections that will decide control of the White House.
Categories: European Union

Weakened Modi reliant on allies for third term

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 08:53
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured a record-tying third term in India’s elections but lost more than 60 seats, a far weaker result than he had hoped for, or predicted.
Categories: European Union

Biden heads to France for D-Day anniversary, democracy speech

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 08:38
President Joe Biden flew to France on Tuesday (4 June) to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day on a trip designed to underscore his commitment to US allies in Europe.
Categories: European Union

Orbán’s challenger reaches out to Hungary’s Roma voters in EU election race

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 08:23
The man hoping to challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's 14-year iron grip over Hungarian politics is actively wooing Roma voters ahead of next weekend's European Parliament (EP) election - and his message of change seems to be striking a chord.
Categories: European Union

Fighting rocks Gaza as major powers push for truce

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 08:04
Heavy fighting rocked Gaza on Tuesday (4 June) after G7 and Arab powers urged both Israel and Hamas to agree to a truce and hostage release deal outlined by US President Joe Biden.
Categories: European Union

MEPs need green hydrogen on their radar from day one

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 08:04
How the EU addresses the climate crisis has been high up the political agenda in the approach to this week’s elections. But there are two sectors that continue to fly under the radar in the bloc’s pursuit of decarbonisation: shipping and aviation.
Categories: European Union

Allies make progress on using Russian assets for Ukraine, US official says

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 07:52
The United States and its G7 partners are making progress on finding ways to provide more urgently needed funds to Ukraine by tapping the value of profits earned on frozen Russian assets, a senior US Treasury official said on Tuesday (4 June).
Categories: European Union

Four Moldovan officials held for sabotaging Interpol red notices

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 07:32
Four interior ministry employees were arrested in in Moldova on Tuesday (4 June) in a vast operation to catch government officials sabotaging Interpol red notices.
Categories: European Union

Poland’s Tusk under pressure to dismiss EPP alliance with ECR

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 07:20
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Polish Left not backing von der Leyen if she allies with the ECR group, Sweden's prime minister having serious doubts about cooperation with ID, and so much more.
Categories: European Union

Romania uncovers migrant trafficking ring using Schengen access

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 07:18
Romanian authorities carried out searches in several counties on Tuesday after identifying a new method of migrant trafficking that involves migrants entering Schengen countries via Romania, despite migrant trafficking being the main reason why Austria blocked Romania's access to Schengen last year.
Categories: European Union

Strasbourg court rules against Bulgaria in judicial bias case

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 07:14
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has found Bulgaria guilty of violating the right to freedom of expression of investigative journalist Rossen Bossev, who exposed a judge's bias.
Categories: European Union

France, Germany, Poland facing ‘permanent’ Russian disinformation attacks: EU

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 07:11
France, Germany and Poland have become "permanent" targets for Russian disinformation attacks in the run-up to European Parliament elections this week, a senior EU official said Tuesday (4 June).
Categories: European Union

Slovak government clashes over parliamentary speaker pick

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 07:11
Following Peter Pellegrini's victory in the presidential elections, his resignation from the post of parliamentary speaker has put his former party, Hlas, in a difficult position, as both its coalition partners prefer to give the post to the SNS, despite the coalition agreement.
Categories: European Union

Czech ANO party withdraws anti-migrant EU election ad

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 07:10
Czech populist party ANO (Renew) withdrew an election ad showing a boat full of migrants with a sign reading "Vote before it is too late", saying it could frighten some citizens. 
Categories: European Union

Sánchez’s wife to appear in court on alleged corruption charges

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 07:02
A Spanish judge on Tuesday summoned the wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez (PSOE/S&D), Begoña Gómez, to appear in court on 5 July as a 'person under investigation' for alleged corruption and influence peddling in the private sector, following an earlier complaint by a controversial civil servants' union linked to the far right.
Categories: European Union

Now it’s time to fight for Europe. It’s time to vote. [Promoted content]

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 07:00
The only way to make a difference for our common European future is by voting in these upcoming EU elections. Only by making our voices heard can we truly aspire for a better Union.
Categories: European Union

Swedish ruling parties divided over potential cooperation with ID group

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 07:00
Members of Sweden's right-wing coalition are split over whether to cooperate with the far-right ID group after the European elections, as some have indicated serious interest in doing so, while Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson of the centre-right Moderate Party (EPP) dismissed such a move on Tuesday.
Categories: European Union

UK leaders clash in TV debate as Farage enters election fray

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 06:57
The leaders of Britain's two main political parties faced off in the first live TV debate of the general election campaign on Tuesday (4 June), a month before voters go to the polls and with predictions of a record win for the main opposition Labour party.
Categories: European Union

Poland’s Tusk under pressure to dismiss EPP alliance with ECR

Wed, 05/06/2024 - 06:55
Poland’s co-governing Left Party (S&D) would find it hard to support a second term for European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen if she decides to cooperate with conservatives in the hard-right ECR group, Left MEP Robert Biedroń told Euractiv Poland, adding that the Prime Minister Donald Tusk should also rule out such cooperation.
Categories: European Union

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