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26th Feb 2024

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Big drop in support for Germany's Scholz

Opinion-poll approval for German chancellor Olaf Scholz has dropped to 25 percent, from 46 percent in March, according to figures out Sunday, Reuters reported. Some 62 percent of Germans think Scholz — deputy chancellor under Angela Merkel in the previous ruling coalition — is doing his job badly. Since taking power, his social democrat-led coalition has been hit by the war in Ukraine, soaring energy prices, and a likely recession.

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Angry farmers block Brussels again, urge fix to 'unfair' prices

Following weeks of demonstrations across Europe, farmers returned to Brussels to protest over unfair competition in prices, as EU agriculture ministers met just a few metres away to discuss a response. The police used water cannon and tear gas.

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Far-right MEPs least disciplined in following party line

In a fractious parliamentary vote, the level of party discipline often decides the fate of legislation. Party discipline among nationalists and far-right MEPs is the weakest, something potentially significant after the June elections. Data by Novaya Gazeta Europe and EUobserver.

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More farmers, Ukraine aid, Yulia Navalnaya in focus This WEEK

EU agriculture ministers meet in Brussels amid new farmers' protests. MEPs will hear from Alexei Navalny's widow and give the final green light to the €50bn Ukraine facility, while the CBAM proposal faces a formal challenge at a WTO meeting.

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