Member States


    • Slovakia elected its first woman president

      Slovakia elected its first woman president

      The liberal environmental activist Zuzana Caputova has been elected president, becoming the first woman to take this position of Slovakia. Relative newcomer in politics, she received 58% of the vote in Saturday's runoff election, topping European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic, who got 42%.

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    • May's Brexit deal voted out again, no-deal exit seems inevitable

      May's Brexit deal voted out again, no-deal exit seems inevitable

      British MPs rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third consecutive time on Friday, leaving Britain’s withdrawal from the EU in turmoil on the very day it was supposed to leave the bloc. The decision to reject a stripped-down version of the deal has left it totally unclear how, when or even whether Britain will leave the EU, and plunges the three-year Brexit crisis to a deeper level of uncertainty.

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    • Brexit in deadlock, no consensus found

      Brexit in deadlock, no consensus found

      Brexit process last week leaned further towards abyss as PM Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her EU divorce deal with an offer to quit, while parliament's bid to agree an alternative fell short, news wires reported. In a last-ditch bid to win over eurosceptic rebels, May told her Conservative lawmakers she would step down if her Brexit deal was finally passed, but many were unmoved and the Northern Irish party said it would reject the deal again.

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    • British PM Theresa May vows to resign

      British PM Theresa May vows to resign

      British Prime Minister Theresa May played her last card on Wednesday, promising UK lawmakers that she will step down "earlier than intended" in case her divorce deal from the European Union is ratified. May's offer came as parliament tried - and ultimately failed - to find a consensus on any of eight alternative 'Plan Bs' to the Brexit withdrawal deal May has done with the European Union. The Commons is due to try again on Monday unless May can get her deal through parliament in the meantime.

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    • Spain's defense intranet hacked

      Spain's defense intranet hacked

      A computer virus infected the Spanish Defence Ministry’s intranet this month with the aim of stealing high tech military secrets, El País newspaper said on Tuesday, citing sources leading the investigation as suspecting a foreign power behind the cyberattack. 

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    • Orban: Hungary could resume anti-EU campaigns

      Orban: Hungary could resume anti-EU campaigns

      Hungarian PM Viktor Orban said on Sunday that his government could resume media campaigns against EU bodies as his party prepares for European Parliament elections, news wires reported. The move follows a decision by the EP's main centre-right grouping, the European People's Party (EPP) to suspend Fidesz amid concerns it has violated EU principles on the rule of law.

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    • Million people attend Brexit protest

      Million people attend Brexit protest

      Hundreds of thousands are marching through central London calling for another EU referendum, as MPs search for a way out of the Brexit impasse. According to a statement made by the organisers of the "Put It To The People" campaign, more than a million people have joined the march before rallying in front of Parliament, putting the count on a par with the biggest march of the century, the Stop the War march in 2003.

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    • Italy joins China's Belt and Road Initiative

      Italy joins China's Belt and Road Initiative

      Italy and China signed on Saturday an agreement to cooperate on Beijing’s global infrastructure plan, the Belt and Road Initiative, sealing an accord that has alarmed Italy’s US and European allies. With this Italy becomes the thirteenth EU Member State to sign a memorandum of understanding with China. Yet, it's the first Group of Seven member to do so, throwing the cohesion of the G7 into question.

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