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26th Feb 2024

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Macron to address French nation in bid to calm tension

French president Emmanuel Macron is set to address the country on Monday evening in a bid to calm tensions after protests against fuel tax hikes developed into a general anti-government revolt. "We must expect a new slowdown of economic growth at year-end due to the 'yellow vest' protests," warned finance minister Bruno Le Maire. Belgian police detained more than 400 people in yellow vest-inspired riots in Brussels on Saturday.

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Angry farmers block Brussels again, urge fix to 'unfair' prices

Following weeks of demonstrations across Europe, farmers returned to Brussels to protest over unfair competition in prices, as EU agriculture ministers met just a few metres away to discuss a response. The police used water cannon and tear gas.

Investigation

Far-right MEPs least disciplined in following party line

In a fractious parliamentary vote, the level of party discipline often decides the fate of legislation. Party discipline among nationalists and far-right MEPs is the weakest, something potentially significant after the June elections. Data by Novaya Gazeta Europe and EUobserver.

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More farmers, Ukraine aid, Yulia Navalnaya in focus This WEEK

EU agriculture ministers meet in Brussels amid new farmers' protests. MEPs will hear from Alexei Navalny's widow and give the final green light to the €50bn Ukraine facility, while the CBAM proposal faces a formal challenge at a WTO meeting.

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