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2 days ago
Marta Barandiy, a Belgian MEP-hopeful, is worried after her office was burgled, as pre-election violence comes to the EU district in Brussels.
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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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51 minutes ago
Ebrahim Raisi made Iran a critical partner to Russia at a time when the Kremlin faces political isolation and pressure to sustain its attritional war in Ukraine. The Russian armed forces have become increasingly dependent on Iranian drones, artillery, and air-to-ground munitions. Yet mutual suspicion and distrust has been the default guiding principle of the relationship between Tehran and Moscow. 
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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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