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EPP votes to suspend Hungary’s Fidesz party membership

By Alexandra Brzozowski, Beatriz Rios, Gerardo Fortuna

The European People's Party (EPP) suspended Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's ruling Fidesz party over alleged violations of EU rule-of-law principles on Wednesday (20 March), in a compromise solution that allowed the EPP to keep its 'bad boy' in and bolster party unity ahead of the European elections.

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OrbΓ‘n apologises to EPP leaders he called β€˜useful idiots’

By Georgi Gotev

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has apologised to European conservative parties for calling them "useful idiots" over an anti-EU billboard campaign that could see his party ejected from the European Parliament's dominant centre-right EPP bloc.

Hungary covers posters featuring Juncker during Weber’s visit

By Georgi Gotev

The head of the European Parliament's dominant centre-right bloc met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday (12 March), again calling for the populist leader to apologise for an anti-EU billboard campaign.

Report: Power lines sparked massive Southern California fire

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER

An investigation has determined that one of the largest and most destructive fires in California history was sparked by power lines coming into contact during high winds.

Police seek information in off-campus killing of USC student

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER

The emotionally shaken family of a University of Southern California student killed during an off-campus robbery attempt asked Tuesday that anyone with information about possible suspects call Los Angeles police investigators.

β€˜EU’s best asset’ needs to be safeguarded, not only improved

By Gerardo Fortuna

While celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Single Market last year, the Commission called it 'Europe’s best asset in a changing world'. But Single Market’s resilience to internal and external shocks still needs to be strengthened further.

Judge rules against male-only draft, but no changes imminent

By PAUL J. WEBER

A court ruling in Texas declaring the U.S. military draft system unconstitutional because it applies only to men has left observers waiting to see what the government does next.

Judge rules US military draft only for men unconstitutional

By PAUL J. WEBER

A court ruling in Texas declaring the U.S. military draft system unconstitutional because it applies only to men has left observers waiting to see what the government does next.

Hungary’s ruling party doesn’t belong in EPP, says Juncker

By Georgi Gotev

The party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán should leave the mainstream European center-right grouping, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, comparing Orbán to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

Munich Security Conference 2019 – Day #2

By Alexandra Brzozowski

EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the hot topics of this year’s Munich Security Conference and what is driving the conversation on foreign, defence and security policy from Day 2. On the menu: Merkel, Pence, Lavrov, climate change, Balkans.

S&D chief urges EPP’s Weber to refresh his memory of Greek economy

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

It’s getting increasingly clearer in the circles of Brussels that Manfred Weber is a pre-election “front man” Spitzenkandidat of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), Syriza MEP and Vice-President of the EU Parliament Dimitris Papadimoulis said.  

Vows: Arts Meets Science and Chemistry Wins the Day

By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI

Paul Romer had a doubly big day: first he was married to Caroline Weber and then accepted a Nobel later in the evening.

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