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23rd May 2022

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MEPs ask for aid to tackle droughts in Portugal, Spain

MEPs asked the European Commission on Thursday to deliver a strategy for southern EU member states suffering from severe droughts, exacerbated by climate change. Portuguese centre-right MEP Álvaro Amaro called for financial aid beyond the Common Agriculture Policy to support farmers who have lost their harvests in recent months. "The consequences of climate change are asymmetric… we need additional support," agreed liberal Spanish MEP Maria Soraya Rodríguez Ramos.

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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.

MEPs boycott trip after Israeli snub

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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