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Ticker Top EU politicians bid to head Council of Europe

11. Jan, 13:54
Four former EU top-ministers are in the running to replace Norway's Thorbjorn Jagland as secretary general of the Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organisation, from 1 October. They all come from EU member states, despite the 47-member state body extends wider than the European Union. A vote in June will chose between Belgium's Didier Reynders, Lithuania's Andrius Kubilius, Greece's Dora Bakoyannis, and Croatia's Marija Pejcinovic Buric.

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Spain's Garcia set to be next Socialist leader in parliament Today, 16:26
With the current Socialist & Democrats group leader, Germany's Udo Bullman pulling out of the race, Spanish MEP Iratxe Garcia is likely to become the next leader of the second biggest group in the European Parliament.

Erdogan mocks Macron amid EU sanctions threat Today, 09:27
Turkey could face EU sanctions over gas drilling in Cyprus, Greece and others have warned, prompting mockery by Turkey's president.

Investigation The most dangerous pesticide you've never heard of Today, 07:56
Scientists say there is no acceptable dose to avoid brain damage. Its use is banned in several European countries. Yet its residues are found in fruit baskets, on dinner plates, and in human urine samples from all over Europe.

'Russian sources' targeted EU elections with disinformation 14. Jun, 17:32
The efforts to sway the mood - and the votes - of EU citizens was more targeted and nuanced, and not only restricted to Russian sources. The EU wants online platforms to do more.

Agenda Top EU jobs summit dominates This WEEK 14. Jun, 17:23
A summit in Belgian capital this week will host heads of government and state to discuss top EU institutional posts. But before they meet, the jockeying for the Commission presidency will have already started among the European political groups.

EP parties planning 'coalition agenda' ahead of jobs summit 14. Jun, 16:44
Political bosses of the European Parliament's groups, hoping to assemble a majority coalition, are eyeing putting forward an political agenda - and possibly a name for the commission top job - before EU leaders gather in Brussels.

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  2. Today, 14:40 Austria's Strache will not take up EU parliament seat
  3. Today, 12:18 Tanker attacks pose questions for EU on Iran deal
  4. Today, 09:17 Johnson skips TV debate for UK prime ministership
  5. Today, 09:09 Slovakia's first female president takes office
  6. Today, 08:56 Irish immigration officers flew back business class
  7. Today, 08:54 Catalan MEP denied taking seat in European Parliament
  8. 14. Jun, 09:29 EU plans to restructure eurozone bonds
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  1. Today, 16:26 Spain's Garcia set to be next Socialist leader in parliament
  2. Today, 09:27 Erdogan mocks Macron amid EU sanctions threat
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  4. 14. Jun, 17:32 'Russian sources' targeted EU elections with disinformation
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  6. 14. Jun, 16:44 EP parties planning 'coalition agenda' ahead of jobs summit
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  8. 14. Jun, 15:36 Catalonia MEPs are a judicial, not political, issue
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