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23rd May 2022

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ECB's Lagarde will not put firm date on rate-rise

The European Central Bank's governing council will dial back economic stimulus, without putting a firm date on when it will raise interest rates, the bank's president, Christine Lagarde, said on Thursday. Lagarde also said the bank is ready to restart its pandemic emergency-purchase programme if economic recovery takes a hit, adding that the economic outlook "will crucially depend on how the [Ukraine] conflict evolves."

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Opinion

Brexit hostility to Good Friday Agreement is damaging UK in US

Democratic Unionist MPs could affirm unequivocally they support the Good Friday Agreement, with no return of a border with physical controls on movement of people, goods or agricultural produce within the island of Ireland — but they won't.

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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