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Liberal MEPs want Musk quizzed in parliament

The liberal Renew Europe group in the European Parliament on Tuesday in a letter asked parliament president Roberta Metsola to invite the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, to a parliamentary hearing. Liberal MEPs warned that the standards applied by Twitter may be weakened, ahead of the European elections and amid the fight against disinformation. "Twitter cannot become a dystopian hellscape," MEP Dita Charanzová said, citing Musk.

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ECB: eurozone home prices could see 'disorderly' fall

The European Central Bank in its Financial Stability Review warned EU home prices could see a 'disorderly' fall as high mortgage rates are making houses unaffordable for households and unattractive for investors.

Adapting to Southern Europe's 'new normal' — from droughts to floods

Extreme weather events in recent months have worsened agricultural production in southern Europe, prompting concerns for authorities in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. As countries will likely face dryer conditions, experts urge adaptation measures for the 'new normal'.

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