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EU country briefing: Malta

Mon, 2019-05-06 13:43
Malta joined the EU in 2004’s “big bang” enlargement round only by a knife-edge, as just 53.6% of people voted in favour of joining the year before in a confirmation referendum due to the opposition of the (currently ruling) Labour Party (PL) - which rejected the results.
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Tensions mount in Turkey ahead of Istanbul election verdict

Mon, 2019-05-06 13:37
Turkey's highest electoral body is expected to rule in the coming hours on the appeal by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AKP party, for a re-run of the Istanbul local elections, five weeks after a stunning opposition victory in the city.
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Iran and the US are inching toward war

Mon, 2019-05-06 06:51
There can be little doubt now that Iran and the US are inching toward full-scale war. All attempts by either to force a change in the other’s behavior have come to nothing. Conflict now seems inevitable, writes Dnyanesh Kamat.
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North Macedonia’s pro-Western candidate wins presidential vote

Mon, 2019-05-06 06:43
North Macedonia's pro-Western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, won a run-off presidential vote after a campaign dominated by divisions over a change to the country's name that was agreed to mollify Greece and open the way for EU and NATO membership.
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US deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East to deter Iran

Mon, 2019-05-06 06:34
The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling "indications and warnings" from Iran and to show the United States will retaliate with "unrelenting force" to any attack, national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday (5 May).
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Liberalism in Portugal

Mon, 2019-05-06 06:31
Although successful economically, Portugal remains at the mercy of rampant bureaucratisation, writes Ricardo Arroja, a political newcomer who champions decentralisation and a citizen-centred state in his native country as well as in Europe.
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Tusk addresses Poles on Constitution Day

Mon, 2019-05-06 06:28
Council President Donald Tusk, a former Polish Prime Minister who is at odds with the populist government of the Law and Order party (PiS), addressed a series of messages to his compatriots on 3 May, Constitution Day.
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Spain’s top court says Catalonia’s Puigdemont can run for EU elections

Mon, 2019-05-06 06:27
Spain's Supreme Court on Sunday (5 May) said Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium in 2017 after a secession attempt, could contest EU polls this month.
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EU and US corner Ankara over ‘illegal’ drilling off Cyprus

Mon, 2019-05-06 06:26
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Deadly escalation as Israel retaliates over Gaza rockets

Mon, 2019-05-06 06:20
Israel carried out waves of retaliatory strikes in the Gaza Strip on Sunday (5 May) after Palestinian rockets hit Israeli cities, in a deadly escalation that showed no signs of slowing and raised fears of war.
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Council of Europe turns 70 amid Russia crisis

Mon, 2019-05-06 06:09
The Council of Europe, a pan-continental rights watchdog, on Sunday (5 May) marked its 70th anniversary at a time of mounting populism and a standoff with Russia as well as doubts over its own role in the modern world.
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Pope Francis asks Bulgarians to ‘open hearts’ to migrants

Mon, 2019-05-06 05:57
Pope Francis urged Bulgarians to open their hearts and doors to refugees as he began a visit to the European Union's poorest country, where the main Orthodox Church snubbed holding joint prayers with the pontiff.
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Find out which party best represents your views [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-05-06 05:00
Discover how parties across Europe match up with your political preferences. euandi2019 is a Voting Advice Application built to help citizens make an informed choice in the 2019 European Parliament elections.
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