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  • [Ticker] EU officials attack Facebook election policy

    Facebook election ad rules, which ban cross-border campaigns by pan-EU parties as if they were equivalences to foreign meddling, “runs counter to the nature” of the EU project, the top civil servants of the EU’s main three institutions, Martin Selmayr of the European Commission, Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen from the EU Council, and the European Parliament’s Klaus Welle have said in a 16 April letter to the US tech giant.

    Posted: by euobserver

  • [Ticker] Farage's Brexit Party looks strong in EP polls

    The Brexit Party of British eurosceptic MEP Nigel Farage could win 27 percent of votes in the European Parliament election, according to a YouGov poll out Wednesday. The opposition Labour and ruling Conservative parties, which are internally divided on Brexit, are set for 22 percent and 15 percent, respectively. The pro-remain camp is also split into four parties: Greens (10%); the Liberal Democrats (9%); Change UK (6%) and SNP (4%).

    Posted: by euobserver

  • [Ticker] Germany rings UN alarm on Libya fighting

    Germany, the current co-chair of the UN Security Council, has called an emergency meeting on Libya, amid shelling in greater Tripoli, home to 3m people, in fighting between the EU and UN backed government and Russia-backed warlord Khalifa Haftar. The EU recently urged Haftar to withdraw, but France has also been building links with him to protect its oil interests. The fighting has killed almost 200 people and displaced 25,000.

    Posted: by euobserver

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