• Trump: Orban is doing tremendous job

      Trump: Orban is doing tremendous job

      The US President Donald Trump praised Hungarian PM Viktor Orban on Monday, saying he is doing a "tremendous job in so many different ways”, news wires reported. "Probably, like me, a little bit controversial, but that's okay ... You've done a good job and you've kept your country safe,"Trump said before their meeting in the Oval Office.

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    • EC Presidency candidates ready for debate

      EC Presidency candidates ready for debate

      Candidates to become the next head of the European Commission will take the stage on 15 May evening in the EP’s plenary chamber in Brussels. The “Debate of the candidates to the presidency of the Commission – EU Elections 2019" will be approximately hour and a half long and will be followed by press statements by the candidates. This debate will be the only one to bring together all the lead candidates vying to be the next president of the European Commission.

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    • Facebook closes 23 Italian pages ahead of EU vote

      Facebook closes 23 Italian pages ahead of EU vote

      Facebook announced on Monday it has closed 23 Italian pages, including many supporting the country's populist government parties, for spreading fake news and breaking other social network rules. The move, coming ahead of the European Parliament elections, was taken in response to an investigation by Avaaz, a global campaigning group, news wires reported.

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    • Lithuana's PM to quit after poor result

      Lithuana's PM to quit after poor result

      Lithuanian PM Saulius Skvernelis announced he will step down after failing to qualify for the second round in the country's presidential election. Skvernelis, who was one of the expected frontrunners in the vote, said his planned resignation as PM will happen on 12 July.

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    • Theresa May to set resignation date next week

      Theresa May to set resignation date next week

      British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to set a date for her resignation next week when she meets leaders of an influential group of Conservative lawmakers to address her future, the group’s chairman said on Saturday. Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, which can make or break party leaders, told BBC Radio that May had been asked to give “clarity” at next Wednesday’s meeting after she failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament.

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    • Italy's far-right League loses momentum before EU elections

      Italy's far-right League loses momentum before EU elections

      Support for Italy’s far-right League has fallen following weeks of feuding with its coalition partner the 5-Star Movement, opinion polls showed on Friday in the run-up to elections for the European Parliament in late May. With backing for 5-Star holding steady, the League appeared to be paying the price for the constant cabinet tensions, which culminated this week in a junior League minister being turfed out of government after being engulfed in a corruption scandal.

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    • New guidance to help Member States run joint defence procurements

      New guidance to help Member States run joint defence procurements

      The European Commission has published on Friday guidance on cooperative defence procurement to help Member States apply the Defence Procurement Directive consistently and make use of all the cooperation possibilities it offers. The move is aimed at facilitating Member States' participation in collaborative defence projects under the future European Defence Fund and its current precursor programmes. 

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