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Tajani in media storm over Mussolini comments

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani was Wednesday caught in a media storm, after saying on Radio24 that Italian dictator Benito Mussolini had also done "positive things". "How can a president of the European Parliament fail to acknowledge the nature of fascism? We need swift clarification", said Social Democrat EP leader Udo Bullmann. Tajani replied: "Shame on those who manipulate what I've allegedly said on fascism."

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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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