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Hungary’s Viktor Orban vows to FIGHT Brussels and predicts EU SPLIT in election rant

The right-wing firebrand has been a thorn in the side of the bloc with his outspoken views on the EU’s economic and border policies. Those opinions have made him a nightmare for Brussels but have played into the views of supporters of his Fidesz party. And, with an April 8 election on the horizon, he ratcheted up his rhetoric again today with a bizarre rant. He predicted that, with western Europe wanting the east to follow its lead, there would be a vicious struggle ahead. His comments were a clear…

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Italy election: ‘I’m an EXTREMIST!’ Frontrunner bashes EU with vow to put ‘Italians FIRST’

The leader of Italian right-wing party the League, Matteo Salvini, said he will put Italy ahead of European regulations which put barriers to Italian agriculture producers. Speaking on Rete 4 Dalla Rostra Parte, the frontrunner in the next Italian election admitted he is an “extremist” when it comes to the safeguard of Italian citizens’ economic interests. He said: “Some European laws must change in terms of agriculture. “It’s not acceptable that European laws bring us in Italy olive oil from Tunisia, oranges from Morocco, wheat from Canada, rice from Cambodia,…

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EU’s CIVIL WAR: Desperate Juncker defends ‘UNDEMOCRATIC’ selection process

The bloc is reportedly engulfed by infighting over the system known as “Spitzenkandidat”, which translates as “leading candidate” awards the Commission presidency to the party winning the most seats in Parliament.  Jean-Claude Juncker claimed victory in 2014 using the same process.  But as the EU prepares to say goodbye to Mr Juncker next year, French President Emmanuel Macron and other leaders of nations including, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia and the Netherlands, have raised concerns over how democratic the current election process is.  Used for the first time…

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‘I don’t have to peak to win’: The unstoppable Mikaela Shiffrin wants it all

There are no sure things in the unforgiving world of alpine skiing, where the margins are infinitesimal, the variables many and the most innocuous of mistakes can mean the difference between first place and disaster. That’s doubly true at the Olympics, which over the years have been a graveyard of favorites undone by the maddening unpredictabilities of race day: the course layout, the cloud cover, the snow type, who gets their wax right. Mikaela Shiffrin, the world’s best slalom skier, may be the closest thing to a certainty as the…

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Eurovision 2018: The United Kingdom’s biggest ever chart FLOPS revealed

GETTY Eurovision Song Contest: Biggest ever chart flops The United Kingdom’s entries always used to fare reasonably well in the tallies, with Sandie Shaw not only winning the competition but also becoming the first to fly to the top of the charts with Puppet On A String in 1967. However none of our hopefuls have hit No1 since 1996 when Gina G’s Ooh Ahh… Just A Little Bit went to the summit, after coming eighth in Eurovision. In fact, only one of our flag-bearers this century – Scooch’s Flying The…

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Real Madrid news: Zinedine Zidane identifies Luka Modric replacement but has one problem

The Croatia star is on his last legs at the Bernabeu and could be part of a major overhaul in the summer. Real Madrid are expected to move a number of players on in the summer with as many as 10 in danger of the axe. And, despite being under pressure himself, Zidane has identified the man he wants to bring into his midfield. He wants to sign 20-year-old Maxime Lopez from Marseille, according to Don Balon. The France under-21 star has been a regular fixture for the Ligue 1…

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Liverpool news: Anfield star is a TRAIN WRECK and Jurgen Klopp is out of ideas – Nicol

The Croatia international was at the centre of controversy during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham at the weekend. Harry Kane was in an offside position leading to Spurs’ first penalty until Lovren’s sliced clearance begun a new phase of play, allowing Kane through on goal. The Tottenham striker went on to see his spot-kick saved by Loris Karius, but Lovren’s inability to clear his lines once again raised questions over his place in the Liverpool starting line-up. Jurgen Klopp opted to play him alongside Virgil van Dijk as the Liverpool…

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‘Brexit is a DISASTER’ German MEP says impact is same as ’19 smaller countries’ leaving

Andrej Plenkovic,  the Prime Minister of Croatia, told the European Parliament the bloc “must maintain unity in the process of Brexit negotiations” for the project to survive unscathed. Mr Plenkovic was setting out his vision for the EU for 2020, when Croatia takes on the rotating presidency of the European Council. He blamed the “bad decision” of Brexit as a “result of populism”, while Croatian MEP Reza Tomasic said the EU will not fulfil its potential if the bloc’s largest countries are allowed to “impose their will” on the small…

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Eastern countries WILL PAY more to EU for £11.5billion Brexit shortfall

Ministers from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia said they would raise their EU contribution to 1.1 per cent of their Gross National Income (GNI) from one per cent at a meeting on Friday.  This will mean that after the rise, the EU will receive £11.5 million more.  In January, president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker called on the 27 member states to pay more money into the bloc’s log term budget to make up in the huge gap in the finances.  Mr Juncker…

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Barcelona news: Ivan Rakitic in transfer talks with Man Utd AND Man City

Ivan Rakitic has been tipped to leave Barcelona in the summer and is attracting interest from the Premier League. Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Manchester United and Manchester City have both been in contact with the Croatia international in recent weeks. He is said to be weighing up a summer move – especially following the arrival of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool in January. And despite being a regular starter for Ernesto Valverde, the 29-year-old thinks it could be time to depart the Nou Camp. Rakitic also has to compete with…

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