Member States


    • Socialists won in Spain, but it’s too early for celebration

      Socialists won in Spain, but it’s too early for celebration

      Spain’s Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) convincingly won the general elections held yesterday in the country, but since it has no majority, it’s too early for the celebration. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez looks set to regain power after his Socialists overcame a historic challenge by right-wing nationalists in elections on Sunday, a result he portrayed as a morale booster for the European Union, Reurters reported.

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    • Skeptical of Macron's pledges, ‘yellow vests’ keep protesting

      Skeptical of Macron's pledges, ‘yellow vests’ keep protesting

      For their Act 24, tens of thousands of ‘yellow vest’ protesters took to the streets in many French cities on Saturday saying the proposals French President Emmanuel Macron, which were supposed to answer the social crisis, were “bla-bla”. On Thursday, Macron promised a new round of tax cuts worth €5 billion that would affect 15 million people as part of a range of measures in response to five months of street protests.

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    • Macron responds to Yellow Vest protests with reforms

      Macron responds to Yellow Vest protests with reforms

      French President Emmanuel Macron promised significant tax cuts but also urged for a return to public order in France, as he revealed on Thursday his long-awaited response to nearly half a year of street protests. In his headline announcement, Macron vowed to "significantly" reduce income tax for workers in France, while defending his controversial decision to scrap a wealth tax early in his term, news wires reported.

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    • Trump to meet May, Macron on Europe visit in June

      Trump to meet May, Macron on Europe visit in June

      The US President Donald Trump will make his first state visit to the UK on 3-5 June, both the White House and the Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday. According to their statements, the visit will include an audience with the Queen and a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in London, as well as and attendence at an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth.

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    • Austria to reduce anonymity online

      Austria to reduce anonymity online

      Austria's government has introduced a draft law that would require internet users to provide their real name and address to larger sites before commenting, in a move that is part of global efforts to reduce anonymity online and curb hate speech. As Engadget states, the users would still be able to use a nickname in public, but authorities would now have an easy way to find internet trolls that they believe are harassing users or otherwise violating the law.

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