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23rd May 2022

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Mattarella stays on as Italian president

Italy's 80-year old president, Sergio Mattarella, has agreed to serve a second term after six inconclusive rounds of voting for his successor. "Duty to the nation must prevail over my own personal choices", he said, the BBC reports. "I am grateful to the president for his decision to go along with the extremely strong will of parliament to re-elect him for a second term," Italian prime minister Mario Draghi said.

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Opinion

Are Orban's Covid powers now the 'new normal' in Hungary?

As the world continues to seek productive ways to provide assistance to the beleaguered citizens of Ukraine, the Hungarian government is now using the humanitarian crisis to further its own authoritarian ambitions.

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Last-minute Israeli blacklistings and red lines have prompted MEPs to call off an official trip, posing the question if Israel can belittle the EU Parliament with impunity.

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What Europe still needs to do to save its bees

On World Bee Day, it is essential to pay homage to a variety of pollinating insects crucial for our food security. A number of EU projects contribute to their sustained survival.

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Economic worries and Hungary on the spot Next WEEK

Eurozone finance ministers will discuss the economic worries with the backdrop of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, agriculture ministers are set to talk food prices, and EU affairs ministers will put Hungary on the spot in the Article 7 procedure.

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