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11 hours ago
Sandro Gozi, one of Renew Europe’s three lead candidates, made a combative impression in a second debate ahead of the EU elections, in a stark contrast with his predecessor Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmerman. Still, the 'Spitzenkandidaten', minus the Greens and Left, found lots to agree on, advocating a less naive trade policy with China, and a stronger EU budget.
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6 hours ago
In Sweden, two far-right and scandal-embroiled parties are now vying for the European Parliament vote of young, rural – but mostly disinterested – men. One is the Sweden Democrats, the other is led by a bodybuilder who showcases his fast cars on Instagram.
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3 hours ago
Commissioners Margaritis Schinas and Stella Kyriakides celebrated the EU's unprecedented foray into health policy in the wake of the Covid pandemic. But critics warn that health care staff shortages are mounting, and the new Health Emergency and Preparedness and Response Authority is not transparent or subject to MEPs' scrutiny.
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The obstacles facing young mothers running to be MEPs

7 days ago
Whereas for men, having a family can be a political advantage, for women it can seem yet another barrier to achieving their political goals.
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Russia Underground – our new podcast mini-series on civil society in Russia

8 days ago
Russia Underground spotlights those inside Russia who oppose the war in Ukraine and resist the regime – despite the ever-growing risks.
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How Bolt watered down the Platform Work Directive

7 days ago
An investigation by EUobserver into several documents, a series of emails and phone call records reveals the influence of Estonia-headquartered Bolt in many key sections of the Platform Work Directive
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