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1 day ago
With the names of the three major candidates clear and agreed upon by the three main political families, reaching a preliminary deal on the EU's trio of top jobs (Commission, Parliament and Council presidencies) seemed straightforward — until Monday night's dinner proved otherwise. 
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48 seconds ago
China piled diplomatic pressure on a raft of countries in a bid to dissuade them from attending last weekend’s peace talks summit in Geneva aimed at ending Russia’s war in Ukraine. 
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45 minutes ago
The EU is to ban 27 cargo ships from its ports for helping Russia's war on Ukraine, exposing the global extent of Moscow’s shadow fleet.
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Five things to know about the European elections in Germany

21 days ago
As the largest member state in the 27-nation bloc, the distribution of its 96 seats is important in shaping the future of EU decision-making. Here's what to expect from the European elections in Germany.
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Disinformation often worst three days ahead of EU elections, says official

14 days ago
EU officials are raising the alarm at the increasing sophistication of disinformation campaigns — as tens of millions of European citizens head to the voting booths over the next few days.
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Italy's journalism never recovered from Berlusconi — under Meloni, it's getting worse

23 hours ago
'Today it's less risky to criticise the Pope, even very harshly, than the CEO of a company,' one Italian journalist told EUobserver. Italy's freedom of the press — never recovered from the era of Silvio Berlusconi, has got worse under Georgia Meloni, with a harsh new defamation law and corporate buyouts of independent news agencies.
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