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Le Pen threatens to block all EU legislation

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen will attempt to curtail all EU legislation by pulling together a "blocking minority" of far-right MEPs, reports The Independent. "We are going to prevent all further construction of Europe," she said. Austrian, Belgian and Dutch nationalists are in alliance with her National Front party.

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'Agriculture as sovereignty' under the French EU presidency

One of the challenges for the French EU presidency is to convince its European counterparts that Paris's demand for harmonised standards covering agricultural imports is inseparable from the EU's flagship Green Deal, and the core concept of European sovereignty.

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