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27th May 2019

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EU agrees protection for whistleblowers

Representatives of the European Parliament, European Commission, and national governments agreed Monday to introduce EU-wide rules protecting whistleblowers. The legal text is not yet public. According to press statements by EU institutions, those who report breaches in EU law will be protected from being fired, demoted, or sued. "This will help tackle fraud, corruption, corporate tax avoidance and damage to people's health and the environment," said commission vice-president Frans Timmermans.

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'Pan-European' Volt and DieM25 manage one MEP each

The new pro-EU Volt Europe party participated in eight EU countries but only won a seat in Germany - where former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis failed to get elected. His DieM25 did win an MEP seat- back in Greece.

Spanish socialist leader strengthened by EU vote

The Spanish social democrats becomes the biggest national group among the European socialists, after winning the Spanish European election - which also sees a Catalan separatist in jail elected as MEP.

Romania backs president's justice reform gamble

Romanian voters have backed the president's justice reform gamble and dealt an electoral blow to the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) in the European elections, as the centre-right parties surged to over 50 percent of the vote.

Salvini triumphs in Italy

The League, Italy's far-right party, doubled its vote in European elections compared to the national elections in 2018, while the other governing party, the Five Star Movement (M5S), lost half of its voters.

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