Monday

27th Feb 2017

Ticker

Lithuanians farmers' party in shock election victory

A Lithuanian farmers' party previously represented by a single MP won a shock victory in Sunday's election, securing 54 seats in the 141-member parliament. The pro-EU, pro-Nato and pro-euro Lithuanian Peasants and Green Union party (LGPU) party is led by 46-year-old millionaire Ramunas Karbauskis. The ruling Social Democrats got only 17 seats, suffering from its failure to revive a sluggish economy and combat price rises following adoption of the euro.

Maltese PM hails pope, calls for multispeed EU

Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat said that Pope Francis has "the skills and vision" to inspire the EU and that some EU countries should integrate more to be able to act.

Agenda

EU tackles CO2 threat This WEEK

EU states will haggle over the reform of a carbon trade system, while MEPs vote on overhauling EU car emissions oversight.

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