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Lithuania becomes EU's only all-male government

Lithuania's prime minister, Saulius Skvernelis, on Wednesday appointed Kestutis Mazeika as the new environment minister, making his cabinet the only all-male EU government. "This is scandalous," liberal opposition leader Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen told AFP. Skvernelis will run for president in a two-round election in May, to replace Lithuania's current president Dalia Grybauskaite, one of the few female leaders in Europe. After two terms Grybauskaite cannot stand again.

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EU want Facebook pan-EU advert fix for May elections

EU institutions want Facebook to relax its rules, to allow pan-European political groups to carry out EU-wide campaigns. Facebook has yet to implement the demands - posing questions on the extent to which Europe relies on the US tech firm.

Trump's Israel plan to 'test' EU resolve

EU countries ought to draw "red lines" for US president Donald Trump on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Herman Van Rompuy, the former head of the EU Council, has said.

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