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The threat of far-right populism in #Ukraine

The threat of far-right populism in #Ukraine

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The slogan “Celebrate diversity” has been chosen as the strapline for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv this May, writes Olexandr Vilkul, Co-Chairman of the Opposition Block in Ukraine “Celebrate diversity” is an attractive soundbite, but the reality on the ground in Ukraine presents a different picture. […]

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Douglas Carswell quitting #UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

Douglas Carswell quitting #UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP and says he is doing so “amicably.” The party’s only MP defected from the Conservatives in 2014. Former leader Nigel Farage recently called on Mr Carswell to quit, accusing him of “actively working against UKIP.” Party leader Paul Nuttall said Mr Carswell was […]

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EU support among #Germans reaches 25-year high, survey shows

EU support among #Germans reaches 25-year high, survey shows

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Support in Germany for the European Union has never been higher in the past 25 years despite a rise of populist and euroskeptic parties across the continent, a survey showed on Thursday (23 March). The poll among some 1,000 Germans, conducted by the GfK research group and commissioned by the BdB private banking association, showed […]

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#Poland warns it may not adopt EU’s Rome declaration

#Poland warns it may not adopt EU’s Rome declaration

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Poland may not accept the Rome declaration, which will chart the European Union’s course after Britain leaves, if the document does not touch upon issues Warsaw considers crucial, the country’s prime minister said. A draft of the declaration says EU leaders will work towards a Union which promotes economic and social progress as well as […]

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EU antitrust regulators want more power for national #watchdogs

EU antitrust regulators want more power for national #watchdogs

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU antitrust regulators outlined a proposal on Wednesday aimed at giving national watchdogs in the 28-country bloc more power to crack down on anti-competitive practices and also ward off political interference, writes Foo Yun Chee. The move by the European Commission came after a study it commissioned found shortcomings in the way competition agencies were […]

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Portugal PM demands #Dijsselbloem step down over ‘xenophobic’ remarks

Portugal PM demands #Dijsselbloem step down over ‘xenophobic’ remarks

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Portugal’s Prime Minister demanded the resignation of eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Wednesday (22 March) over remarks he called “racist, xenophobic and sexist” and said Europe would only be credible once he left. Dijsselbloem suggested in an interview at the weekend with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that southern European countries that received EU financial […]

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German spy agency chief says does not believe Gulen behind #Turkey coup attempt

German spy agency chief says does not believe Gulen behind #Turkey coup attempt

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Turkish government has failed to convince Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency that U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind last summer’s failed coup in Turkey, the BND head told a German magazine. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish government accuse Gulen of orchestrating Turkey’s failed coup on July 15 in which more than 240 […]

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