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EU Elections 2019 22-05-2019

Ponta denies talks with ECR, flirts with Socialists and Macron

Romania’s former Prime Minister Victor Ponta is not planning to ally his new ProRomania party with the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group, he told EURACTIV on Wednesday (22 May), insisting that his primary goal was to be with the EU's Socialists and Democrats.
Politics 22-05-2019

#EU2019 – Dutch PM Rutte turns EP campaign into duel with far-right

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has upped the ante in the Dutch campaign for the European Parliament elections, turning the vote into a two-way battle between his liberal-conservative VVD party and the far-right FvD, led by the controversial, ideologically extreme Thierry Baudet.
Politics 22-05-2019

Romanian socialists ‘whitewash’ EU far right, see no danger

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EU Elections 2019 21-05-2019

EU socialists say Romania’s Victor Ponta is ‘fully unreliable’

Romania’s former Prime Minister Victor Ponta, who has left the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) and formed his own ProRomania party, cannot be trusted as he changes his mind every week, a high-ranking EU socialist told EURACTIV.com.  
Politics 21-05-2019

Bulgaria’s Borissov causes EPP another scandal headache

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Future EU 21-05-2019

The EU Game of Thrones explained

This week's European parliamentary elections will launch a scramble for the continent's top leadership jobs, but won't decide the winners. Here is a guide to the horsetrading. 

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Politics 20-05-2019

#EU2019 – Though not a member, Serbia eyes EU polls carefully

EU candidate Serbia is carefully watching this week's European Parliament election as its result may impact Belgrade's progress towards EU membership. Though Brussels is not expected to abandon enlargement, the process is almost certain to slow down, at least this year.
Politics 20-05-2019

Socialists lash out against EU conservatives over Austria’s far-right scandal

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Politics 17-05-2019

#EU2019 – Battle for deeply divided Poland crucial for EU elections

Extreme polarisation and sensitive domestic issues - from the rule of law to the role of the Church and a recent paedophile scandal - will play a key role in the upcoming EU elections in Poland, likely to see a much higher turnout than in 2014. EURACTIV Poland reports.
Politics 17-05-2019

#EU2019 -Third time’s not the charm for EU’s newest member Croatia

Ever since Croatia joined the EU in July 2013, its membership has been so uneventful that it was almost invisible. Sadly, the same can be said for the EU's presence in Croatia.
Politics 17-05-2019

EPP’s Weber does not regret his stance on Orban

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Agrifood 16-05-2019

Romania cuts VAT rate for ‘healthy and traditional food’

The Romanian government has decided to promote the consumption of healthy and traditional foodstuffs by cutting the VAT rate from 9% to 5%. EURACTIV Romania reports.

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