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Italian far-right star turns against Russia

Italian far-right populist Giorgia Meloni has come out in favour of supplying arms to Ukraine in a bid to make her a more internationally acceptable candidate for future prime minister, The Times reported Saturday. "Italy should not abandon its international allies," she told paper. "I think Italy should show it is a faithful, solid and credible ally, above and beyond the Ukrainian cause, which I support," she said.

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The euro — who's next?

Bulgaria's target date for joining the eurozone, 1 January 2024, seems elusive. The collapse of Kiril Petkov's government, likely fresh elections, with populists trying to score cheap points against the 'diktat of the eurocrats', might well delay accession.

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