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Romania's pro-EU president wins second term

Romania's incumbent and pro-European president Klaus Iohannis has won the presidential elections with a convincing majority. With most of the votes counted, Iohannis got 63.2 percent, while his opponent PSD leader Viorica Dancila only got 36.8 percent. Iohannis promised to fight corruption. Former PSD leader Liviu Dragnea was jailed on corruption charges in May. In October, the centre-left government fell after a no-confidence vote following street protests against corruption.

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New push to kick Orban's party out of centre-right EPP

Member parties from the largest European political family have called for the expulsion of their Hungarian partner - again. This time, two prime ministers joined, but so far the heavyweights have again stayed away.

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EU launches €100bn worker support scheme

The EU commission has announced a "new solidarity instrument", mobilising €100bn in support to workers with jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Other funds will be redirected to respond to the negative economic impact.

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