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#EP2019 – German Greens move ahead of Social Democrats in latest estimates

#EP2019 – German Greens move ahead of Social Democrats in latest estimates

| May 26, 2019

Ska Keller, the co-leader of the Greens in the European Parliament The German Green Party is estimated to win 22% of votes and 23 seats in the next European Parliament. While Greens have been nearly neck-and-neck with Social Democrats in polling for national elections, it is nevertheless surprising compared to polling that suggested a gain […]

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#EP2019 – Timmermans effect helps Social Democrats surge in #Netherlands

#EP2019 – Timmermans effect helps Social Democrats surge in #Netherlands

| May 26, 2019

The Netherlands voted on 23 May, with a higher turnout than usual for a European Parliament election, reaching 42%, the highest since 1989. The exit polls suggest that the main winner is the Social Democratic Party (PvdA) with over 18% of the vote, writes Catherine Feore. Mainstream Dutch parties that support the EU took 70% […]

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#EP2019 #Ireland – Polls show Fine Gael maintaining a secure lead and a Green surge

#EP2019 #Ireland – Polls show Fine Gael maintaining a secure lead and a Green surge

| May 26, 2019

The Irish Green Party saw a huge surge in support in the European elections, according to exit polls. It could now be on course to win three out of Ireland’s 11 European Parliament seats. Following Brexit, the country will be entitled to two further seats in the Parliament, writes Catherine Feore. Reacting to the results, […]

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#Iran – Mogherini ‘it is a matter of security for us and for the whole world’

#Iran – Mogherini ‘it is a matter of security for us and for the whole world’

| May 9, 2019

In a joint statement by High Representative of the European Union Federica Mogherini  and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom on the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), the so-called ‘Iran Deal’, the EU has expressed great concern about  the statement made by Iran concerning its commitments under the agreement. In […]

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#SibiuSummit – Road to Sibiu is paved with good intentions

#SibiuSummit – Road to Sibiu is paved with good intentions

| May 9, 2019

Ahead of the informal summit of the EU-27 in Sibiu, Romania, President Juncker outlined his policy recommendation for how Europe could shape its future in an uncertain world.  The president announced that his proposals would create a more protective, competitive, fair, sustainable and influential Europe. What’s not to like, writes Catherine Feore?  Juncker also used […]

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#Turkey rejects EU and US objections to drilling in Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone

#Turkey rejects EU and US objections to drilling in Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone

| May 6, 2019

The EU and US have condemned Turkey’s decision to begin offshore drilling operations in Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone, writes Catherine Feore. On Saturday (4 May), the EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini issued a statement expressing grave concern over Turkey’s announced intention to carry out drilling activities within the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus. The High […]

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#IsraelPalestine – ‘The two-state solution cannot be substituted by endless technical and financial assistance’ Mogherini

#IsraelPalestine – ‘The two-state solution cannot be substituted by endless technical and financial assistance’ Mogherini

| May 1, 2019

The EU’s High Representative and Vice-President (HRVP) Federica Mogherini held a joint press conference with Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Foreign Minister of Norway, ahead of today’s (30 April) meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) – the body that serves as the principal policy-level coordination mechanism for development assistance to the occupied Palestinian territory […]

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