Member States


    • UK signs Julian Assange's US extradition papers

      UK signs Julian Assange's US extradition papers

      British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has officially signed an extradition order to send Julian Assange to the United States. It’s the first step in what could prove to be a lengthy legal battle over whether the WikiLeaks founder should face prosecution in the United States for his actions surrounding the publication of classified materials from former US Army analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010.

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    • A fragile truce reached in Italian cabinet

      A fragile truce reached in Italian cabinet

      Italian Deputy Premiers Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio sealed a truce during around two hours of talks late on Monday with Premier Giuseppe Conte, ANSA reported. Interior Minister Salvini and Labour and Industry Minister Di Maio both said Monday's meeting was "positive".

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    • Boris Johnson threatens to withhold £39bn Brexit payment

      Boris Johnson threatens to withhold £39bn Brexit payment

      Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Britain's prime minister, said on Sunday he would withhold an already agreed 39-billion-pound (€44bn ) Brexit payment until the EU gives Britain better withdrawal terms, news wires reported. Johnson is one of 11 lawmakers vying to run the world’s fifth largest economy after May resigned as leader of the governing Conservatives on Friday, having failed to unite parliament or the country behind her Brexit plan.

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    • Sanchez seeks parliamentary support to form government

      Sanchez seeks parliamentary support to form government

      Spain's acting PM Pedro Sanchez, who was tasked by King Felipe VI on Thursday with forming a new government, said he would seek confirmation vote in parliament and asked for wide support. While they won a general poll in April and gained lawmakers compared to the previous term, Sanchez's socialists failed to secure a majority in parliament. Still, negotiations with other parties will not be easy. In all, 17 political groupings are represented in Spain's fragmented national parliament.

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    • Theresa May resigns as party leader, race for successor starts

      Theresa May resigns as party leader, race for successor starts

      British PM Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party today, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit, news wires reported. May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July. May will formally relinquish her leadership in a private letter to her party on Friday, but no official events are planned to mark the day.

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    • Denmark swings left to reject populists

      Denmark swings left to reject populists

      Denmark appeared set to become the third Nordic country in a year to form a leftist government as voters in 5 June's parliamentary election rebelled against austerity measures and dealt a blow to right-wing nationalists. Pledges by Social Democrats leader Mette Frederiksen, 41, heading the opposition centre-left bloc, to boost welfare spending after years of cuts and stick to a tougher stance on immigration, have gone down well with many Danes. She could become Denmark's youngest-ever prime minister as her party led in seats together with the rest of the left-wing opposition.

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    • Center-left looks set to win Denmark election

      Center-left looks set to win Denmark election

      Danes were voting on Wednesday in a parliamentary election that could deliver the Nordic region’s third leftist government in a year as people rebel against austerity measures they fear could dismantle their cherished welfare model. Pledges by Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen, heading the opposition center-left bloc, to boost welfare spending after years of cuts and stick to a tougher stance on immigration have gone down well with many Danes.

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    • Czech PM fires back after EU audit, as protests swell

      Czech PM fires back after EU audit, as protests swell

      Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday stepped up criticism of a European Commission audit into his possible conflicts of interest, calling the auditors incompetent and demanding a meeting with the head of the commission executive. His response came after an estimated 120,000 protesters took to Prague’s streets on Tuesday evening to demand Babis’s resignation, one of the biggest protests since the end of communism in 1989.

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    • Finland agrees to form five-party government

      Finland agrees to form five-party government

      Finland is to have a five-party coalition government after last Sunday the leaders of these parties successfully concluded talks to form a new government. Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne is set to become the country's first leftist prime minister for 20 years. “The government programme is ready and ministerial posts have been allocated,” he wrote in Twitter.

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    • Salvini: I don't want to bring down the government

      Salvini: I don't want to bring down the government

      Italy's Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday that he has no intention of bringing down the government, ANSA reported. PM Giuseppe Conte on Monday gave an ultimatum to the two parties supporting his coalition government, Salvini's League and the 5-Star Movement (M5S), to stop squabbling or he will quit. The prime minister is seeking a firm mandate to continue a dialogue with the European Commission over Italy's public debt.

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