• Bannon woos  Italy’s populists, Tajiani advises him to “go home”

      Bannon woos Italy’s populists, Tajiani advises him to “go home”

      Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, who works to form a united trans-national front to push politics in Europe far to the right, declared on Saturday that far-right “patriots” are the “new elite” of Europe. Addressing a forum in Rome, organised by a small far-right Italian opposition party Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy), Bannon said that the “new elite in the populist movement are the patriots” in society.

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    • May faces ministerial resignations

      May faces ministerial resignations

      British Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly facing a number of cabinet resignations if she does not change course on her Brexit proposal, a British news outlet reported on Friday, citing unnamed source. "We have to have a 'Plan B' now – 'Plan A' is out of the window,” the source said, adding that on Monday "every Cabinet minister will have to look again and reassess like Boris and David Davis did"

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    • Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests

      Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests

      French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered by a French court to undergo a psychiatric test for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group in 2015. Le Pen reportedly shared the gruesome images in December 2015, a few weeks after IS jihadists killed 130 people in attacks in Paris, sparking widespread condemnation in France.

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    • Hungary plans new administrative courts

      Hungary plans new administrative courts

      Hungary will set up a new system of courts by January 2020 to handle issues related to state administration but they will be independent of the government, the justice minister said on Thursday, amid EU concerns over the rule of law in the country. “We would like to set up a very effective administrative court system,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a judicial conference. “I have to reject allegations that the government would select people (to be judges) who would pass favorable (decisions) for the government,” he said.

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    • German spy ousted over Chemnitz row

      German spy ousted over Chemnitz row

      German government decided on Tuesday to replace the head of its domestic intelligence agency over accusations of harbouring far-right sympathies, news wires reported. Hans-Georg Maassen has put publicly under question the authenticity of video footage showing far-right radicals hounding migrants in the eastern German city of Chemnitz. After leaving the BfV agency, Maasen will become a senior official at the interior ministry, the government said in a statement.

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    • Three Seas Initiative Summit begins today in Bucharest

      Three Seas Initiative Summit begins today in Bucharest

      A two-day summit of the Three Seas Initiative - an unformal association of 12 countries located in the area between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas - kicks off in Bucharest today. It is the third meeting between representatives for Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Estonia in this format. The first Three Seas Initiative summit was held in Dubrovnik in 2016 and the second one in Warsaw in 2017.

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    • Merkel, Kurz back Juncker on stronger EU borders

      Merkel, Kurz back Juncker on stronger EU borders

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz appeared to put aside their differences on Sunday in Berlin, as the two leaders announced a series of efforts aimed at combating irregular migration to Europe. Although Merkel and Kurz have previously clashed on migration, this time they both welcomed plans by European Commission President Jean-Clause Juncker to bolster Frontex staff to 10,000 by 2020 and agreed to cooperate with African states to stem migration flows.

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