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20th May 2019

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UK stages lorry rehearsal for no-deal Brexit

The UK staged a 'rehearsal' for a no-deal Brexit on Monday, with a disused airfield in Kent commandeered for parking of lorries in the event of supply chains being disrupted. Manston airfield, between the ports of Dover and Ramsgate, is scheduled to become a temporary lorry park for some 6,000 vehicles. However, only some 87 lorries participated, according to the Guardian. Dover alone handles 10,000 trucks a day.

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Opinion

Europe's far-right - united in diversity?

Europe's far-right is set to rise in the next European Parliament election. This vote will not yet allow the populists to build a majority. But it may become another milestone in their process of changing European politics.

Agenda

EU votes on future leaders This WEEK

The political spotlight switches from Brussels to national capitals and regions this week as Europe gears up for the start of European Parliament elections on Thursday

May to step down after fourth EU vote

British prime minister Theresa May has agreed to step down after her fourth attempt to pass an EU exit deal in June - no matter what the outcome.

Europol busts global cybercrime gang

A loose network of cyber criminals recruited from an online Russian forum managed to infect thousands of computers in an effort to steal online banking credentials. The gang has been dismantled, with some now on the run.

Opinion

The ECB Song Contest?

One can't help feeling that the race to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank has taken on the flavor of the upcoming final round of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Interview

Belgium's trade unionist running to replace Juncker

The refugee from Franco's Spain, who ended up working for an arms manufacturer, is now running to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as EU Commission president. He tells EUobserver why the Left are 'idiots' for not joining forces at the May elections.

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