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16th Apr 2024

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Poll: Irish conservatives lead EP election race

Ireland's Fine Gael party, part of the EPP group in the European Parliament, is topping the polls ahead of the EU elections, according to an Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll. Fianna Fail polled second, while the leftist Sinn Fein stands to keep its three MEPs but see their vote decline. Ireland has 11 MEPs and votes in three constituencies on 24 May.

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EU puts Sudan war and famine-risk back in spotlight

The EU is hoping to put the international spotlight back on Sudan amid a war where half the population is at risk of famine. And Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, also warned of Russia's presence in the country.

Opinion

Private fears of fairtrade activist for EU election campaign

I am not sleeping well, tossing and turning at night because I am obsessed about the EU election campaign, worried by geopolitical tensions, a far-right next parliament, and a backlash against the Green Deal, writes Sophie Aujean of Fairtrade International.

Agenda

EU special summit, MEPs prep work, social agenda This WEEK

EU leaders gather in Brussels for a special two-day summit this week, while MEPs will prepare for the last plenary session of the legislature. In Italy, G7 foreign affairs ministers will convene from Wednesday to Friday.

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