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Tusk: Slovak election result was blow to populism

Slovakia's election of Zuzana Caputova, a green activist, as its president this weekend showed that "decency in politics, rule of law, and tolerance" had triumphed over "power politics and the false promises of populism", EU Council president Donald Tusk said in a congratulatory letter on Monday. He spoke ahead of European Parliament elections in May, where populist-nationalist and anti-EU parties are polling to make unprecedented gains.

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EU ends silence on Hong Kong protests

The EU, in league with Canada, has spoken out on the Hong Kong protests after months of silence in what one expert called "a clear expression of support for the protesters".

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Selmayr did not keep formal records of lobby meetings

The German former secretary-general of the European Commission held some 21 meetings which were registered in the lobby register. But no documents appeared to exist summarising what was said.

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