EU elections

    • Pro-EU parties keep grip on the EP

      Pro-EU parties keep grip on the EP

      Pro-European parties kept a firm grip on the EU parliament on Monday as liberal and green parties matched a surge by eurosceptic parties, who won control of a quarter of seats in European elections for the first time, news wires reported. Provisional results published at 08:18 GMT on Monday showed the Socialists, Greens, liberals and conservatives with 507 of the 751 seats in the EU Parliament.

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    • Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party wins big in EP elections

      Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party wins big in EP elections

      Britain’s populist Brexit Party marked a clear victory in country’s European Parliament elections, according to early results released on Sunday, further roiling the already turbulent politics of a country polarised over its failure to leave the bloc. The results were a striking success for a party that has existed for only a few weeks, and for Nigel Farage, the campaigner for British withdrawal from the European Union.

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    • Final EU vote: Polls open in 21 countries

      Final EU vote: Polls open in 21 countries

      Tens of millions of Europeans vote Sunday as 21 countries choose their representatives in a battle between the nationalist right and pro-EU forces to chart a course for the bloc, news wires reported. Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania and Cyprus were the first to open their polling stations at 0400 GMT.

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    • EU presidents call on people to vote in EP elections

      EU presidents call on people to vote in EP elections

      Heads of state from twenty one Member States, in response to Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, called on EU citizens to exercise their right to vote at the European Parliament elections on May 26, in order to reverse the downward trend and strike down nationalism. The joint statement was published on Thrusday, 9 May, which coincides with Europe Day and the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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    • Manfred Weber: Turkey cannot become EU member

      Manfred Weber: Turkey cannot become EU member

      Turkey cannot become a member of the European Union, Manfred Weber, the European Peoples Party's (EPP) leading candidate to be European Commission President after Parliament elections in May, said on Wednesday. Speaking to German conservatives in Bavaria, the Chairman of the EPP Group in the EP added that if he becomes Commission president, he will instruct the offices in Brussels to end the talks with Turkey on accession to the EU. His words were welcomed by applause.

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    • Facebook, Germany to combat election interference

      Facebook, Germany to combat election interference

      Facebook will collaborate with German Federal Office for Information and Security ahead of the EU elections in May to combat fake accounts and misinformation. The project will also apply for India's general election that will begin in April. News was announced by company's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who noted that the project will also include other companies and research partners in order to "help guide policy making in Germany and across the EU on election interference."

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    • Mariya Gabriel: There is serious fake news risk for the EP election

      Mariya Gabriel: There is serious fake news risk for the EP election

      We must act with urgency and efficiency. This means enhanced coordination between Member States, clear fulfilment of commitments made in the Code of Practice against Disinformation signed by the online platforms, concrete initiatives for improving media literacy and stepping up efforts to create an independent network of fact-checkers, says Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.

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