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Politics 21-03-2019

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Politics 25-03-2019

Polish and Spaniards mull a new Eurosceptic front

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.

MEPs push to give EU prosecutor job to Kövesi on 27 March

Bucharest appears to be deliberately delaying the nomination of the EU's first-ever prosecutor general, fearing the Romanian candidate, Laura Codruta Kövesi, is well positioned to get the job, reports Dan Alexe, a blogger at EUelectionsRomania.com.
Politics 22-03-2019

Tsipras: EU ‘disaster’ if ultra-right Weber is next Commission chief

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.

Italy’s Senate shields Salvini from trial over Diciotti case

Italy's Senate voted Wednesday (20 March) to block the trial of far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for allegedly illegally confining migrants rescued at sea by an Italian coastguard ship last year.
EU Elections 2019 21-03-2019

New Dutch populists surge in ‘Rutte referendum’

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will lose his senate majority after upstart anti-EU populists surged in provincial elections just two days after a suspected terror attack in Utrecht.
Politics 20-03-2019

EXCLUSIVE-Slovenian centre-right: Cancel Orbán vote or EPP is ‘inevitably’ split

The leader of the centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) has asked the European People’s Party chief and EPP members to cancel a vote today to expel Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz from the centre-right family, saying the EPP could otherwise risk a split just before the European elections.

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Politics 20-03-2019

Brexit extension: EU members’ positions before the summit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will write to Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday (20 March) asking for a Brexit extension beyond 29 March. The letter will arrive before the Brussels summit on Thursday and Friday. The extension, which EURACTIV highlighted...
EU Elections 2019 20-03-2019

Dutch go to provincial polls after Utrecht shooting horror

Dutch voters on Wednesday (20 March) head to provincial polls billed as a referendum on Prime Minister Mark Rutte's policies, after a campaign overshadowed by a possible terror attack on a tram.
Politics 19-03-2019

Brits will come back someday, Van Rompuy says

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. /// “In every normal country, Theresa May would have already resigned a long time ago,” former...
EU Elections 2019 18-03-2019

Stanishev loses leadership of European elections list to former partner

Sergei Stanishev may be the leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES), but his authority in his home country Bulgaria is under pressure.
Politics 18-03-2019

Liberal Caputova beats Sefcovic in Slovakia’s presidential poll

Anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Čaputová won the first round of Slovakia’s presidential election on 16 March, getting more than 40% of the votes. 
Elections 15-03-2019

Slovak entrepreneur charged with ordering journalist murder

Slovak prosecutors said Thursday (15 March) they had charged an entrepreneur with ordering the murder of an investigative journalist whose killing during a corruption probe triggered mass protests and toppled the country's prime minister.

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Around 1,000 people marche in Brussels urging pro-EU forces to remain united in order to tackle the rising extreme-right and halt the “Orbanisation” of European societies. #EP2019 eurac.tv/9Q5c

Commission VP @VDombrovskis: “I’m really worried about Italy. In no other EU member state has the economy cooled so dramatically.” eurac.tv/9Q5f

May meets the very ministers said to be plotting to oust her at the start of another crucial week, which could see MPs seize control of the process from the government. eurac.tv/9Q5b

Brexit in Northern Ireland is not only an economic matter but a threat to a fragile peace. We travelled to the island of Ireland to hear from the people most affected by the future of the border. Watch the documentary here >> eurac.tv/9Q3I

OPINION: "Let's introduce a minimum income, guaranteed by the EU, for all citizens living on its territory," argues Georges Dassis, the former president of the European Economic and Social Committee (@EU_EESC). eurac.tv/9Q4u

Leaked documents show that Germany sides with Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in their refusal to commit to climate neutrality by 2050. 📝 @FredSimonEU eurac.tv/9Q4H

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