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#European Union

Giorgia Meloni holds a placard reading "Thank You Italy" after her Brothers of Italy party, triumphed in the parliamentary elections. Photo: Andreas Solaro / AFP
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Limits to EU hard-right front around Meloni: analysts

Italian election winner Giorgia Meloni may at first glance have much in common with the ultra-conservative governments in Poland and Hungary, but experts say any alliance could soon run into limits
Vehicles coming from Russia queue at the Vaalimaa check point, Finland, on the border with the Russian Federation on September 28, 2022. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo / AFP
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Europe faces dilemma on Russians fleeing Putin’s draft

The European Union is facing a tough balancing act over how to deal with Russians fleeing military mobilisation, as some countries look to block entry and others offer possible refuge
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers the annual 'State of the European Union' address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
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EU plans ‘comprehensive reform’ of electricity market

The EU plans a "deep and comprehensive" reform of the electricity market to cope with an energy crisis sparked by Russia's war in Ukraine, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has said.
Europe now finds itself short of national leaders with the charisma and political space to champion its values on the global stage. Photo: Ludovic Marin / Pool / AFP
Europe now finds itself short of nationa... […]

Macron’s domestic travails to sap European leadership

Emmanuel Macron's loss of his overall majority risks further weakening European leadership, with France's leader set to be distracted by domestic troubles even while retaining control over foreign policy