Member States


    • Trump: Orban is doing tremendous job

      Trump: Orban is doing tremendous job

      The US President Donald Trump praised Hungarian PM Viktor Orban on Monday, saying he is doing a "tremendous job in so many different ways”, news wires reported. "Probably, like me, a little bit controversial, but that's okay ... You've done a good job and you've kept your country safe,"Trump said before their meeting in the Oval Office.

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    • Facebook closes 23 Italian pages ahead of EU vote

      Facebook closes 23 Italian pages ahead of EU vote

      Facebook announced on Monday it has closed 23 Italian pages, including many supporting the country's populist government parties, for spreading fake news and breaking other social network rules. The move, coming ahead of the European Parliament elections, was taken in response to an investigation by Avaaz, a global campaigning group, news wires reported.

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    • Lithuana's PM to quit after poor result

      Lithuana's PM to quit after poor result

      Lithuanian PM Saulius Skvernelis announced he will step down after failing to qualify for the second round in the country's presidential election. Skvernelis, who was one of the expected frontrunners in the vote, said his planned resignation as PM will happen on 12 July.

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    • Theresa May to set resignation date next week

      Theresa May to set resignation date next week

      British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to set a date for her resignation next week when she meets leaders of an influential group of Conservative lawmakers to address her future, the group’s chairman said on Saturday. Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, which can make or break party leaders, told BBC Radio that May had been asked to give “clarity” at next Wednesday’s meeting after she failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament.

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    • Italy's far-right League loses momentum before EU elections

      Italy's far-right League loses momentum before EU elections

      Support for Italy’s far-right League has fallen following weeks of feuding with its coalition partner the 5-Star Movement, opinion polls showed on Friday in the run-up to elections for the European Parliament in late May. With backing for 5-Star holding steady, the League appeared to be paying the price for the constant cabinet tensions, which culminated this week in a junior League minister being turfed out of government after being engulfed in a corruption scandal.

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    • France tops  EU short-stay visa applications

      France tops EU short-stay visa applications

      Based on Schengen Visa statistics published by the European Commission’s department for Migration and Home Affairs last week, France received 4,010,604 visa applications in 2018, 1,030,034 of which were multiple-entry short-stay visas, an increase of 8.8% compared to the number of people who applied for a Schengen visa in 2017.

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    • EU presidents call on people to vote in EP elections

      EU presidents call on people to vote in EP elections

      Heads of state from twenty one Member States, in response to Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, called on EU citizens to exercise their right to vote at the European Parliament elections on May 26, in order to reverse the downward trend and strike down nationalism. The joint statement was published on Thrusday, 9 May, which coincides with Europe Day and the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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