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5th Mar 2024

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Sarkozy leads Hollande in first round election poll

An Ifop/Fiducial poll published Tuesday for the first time put French President Nicolas Sarkozy (28.5%) ahead of Socialist challenger Francois Hollande (27%) for round one of the election on 22 April. However, Hollande (54.5%) still leads for the second round on 6 May, with Sarkozy seeing 45.5 percent support.

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Feature

Hungary's Ukrainian refugees in two minds as relations sour

Ukrainians struggle to match the kindness of individual Hungarians with the nationalist government's pro-Russia rhetoric. "Ukraine's primary enemies are Russians and Putin, obviously. But the number two is Viktor Orbán," Viktoria Petrovszka, a Ukrainian woman living in Hungary, says.

Opinion

The six-hour U-turn that saw the EU vote for austerity

The EU's own analysis has made it clear this is economic self-sabotage, and it's politically foolish three months from European elections where the far-right are predicted to increase support, writes the general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation.

Agenda

Defence, von der Leyen, women's rights, in focus This WEEK

Ursula von der Leyen is expected to be confirmed as the EPP candidate for president of the next EU Commission. A new defence strategy will be unveiled this week, while the ECB is expected to maintain interest rates.

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