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21st Feb 2024

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Danish social democrats secure best result in 20 years

Danish social democrats secured the best result in two decades (27,5%) in general elections on Tuesday, giving prime minister Mette Frederiksen's 'red bloc' of parties the required 90 seats to form a new government. But Frederiksen resigned on Wednesday and wants instead to form a new government based on parties in the middle of the political spectrum. A record high 12 political parties secured representation in the new parliament.

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Opinion

EU-Israel trade agreement must be on table to stop Rafah attack

The EU-Israel association trade agreement enabled €46.8bn of trade last year. Exports rose for both parties by around 20 percent in 2022. As the bloc's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said: "Yes, we have the capacity to influence [Israel]."

'Nightmare' 2024 sees Orbán struggle ahead of EU elections

Viktor Orbán admits that 2024 "could not have started any worse" for his government. The sex-abuse scandal that led to the resignation of the president provides an opportunity for Hungary's opposition — but their fragmentation could be a major obstacle.

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