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Macron: 'Spitzenkandidaten' process is fiction

French president Emmanuel Macron on Thursday called the so-called Spitzenkandidaten process, whereby the strongest party emerging from EU elections should get the commission presidency, a fiction. "There isn't a European democratic legitimacy so I think we need to escape from this trap," he was quoted by Bloomberg. Macron said leaders might not agree on a name on Thursday, but will have to decide before the new parliament convenes early July.

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Drums of war again, in Europe

Just a few weeks ago, as Europeans in several countries put their furious debates about masks and corona appsinto higher gear, Turkey and Greece almost came to blows in the Aegean Sea.

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