Author: EU News

It’s been a tumultuous bank holiday weekend for Europe. With snap elections Spain, disastrous floods in Italy and boats capsizing, and Hungary blocking funds to the Ukrainians. Snap Elections in Spain Spain has passed a new law this week to allow free abortion treatment. Coinciding with the early Snap elections Spain which were called by the socialist party after a poor performance in some by-elections. Abortion is divisive in Europe and this is being closely monitored by the Eastern bloc which has more conservative abortion laws. Fearing, positive traction in Spain may energise a blanket law within the EU. Italian…

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The Mayoral elections are heating up in the race to lead the provincial elections in Italy. So far the centre-right is edging it in all but two of seven provincial capital in mayoral run-offs Sunday and Monday. Provincial elections in Italy While the centre-left was ahead in one, Vicenza, and an independent in another, Terni. The centre-left was slightly behind in Pisa, Siena, Massa, Ancona, and Brindisi. A closer look at the Italian elections runoff in the provincial cities. The mayoral run-off in Brindisi The centre right’s Giuseppe Marchionna won the mayoral run-off in Brindisi Monday beating the centre left’s…

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We need to protect EU citizens’ bank deposits: Italian economist and MEP Irene Tinagli EU

Talking Europe interviews Irene Tinagli, who chairs the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, and is a prominent member of Italy’s Democratic Party (PD). She calls for the completion of the EU’s Banking Union to protect people’s deposits, and for an EU budget that is up to the challenges the bloc faces today. We also touch on the post-Covid national Recovery and Resilience Plans, especially Italy’s plan, and on the Italian government’s decision to declare a state of emergency as a significant influx of migrants arrives on Italian shores.

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Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by top French business executives, concluded his trip to China on Friday with a visit to the southern city of Canton, where he met with more Chinese investors. With trade talks on the agenda, several deals between companies from both countries have already been sealed during the French president’s first visit to China since the Covid-19 pandemic. A French economist shares with FRANCE 24 her insight on the concerns surrounding trade ties between Paris and Beijing.

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