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EU at war: Macron attacks European Parliament parties and calls for major reform

The French President said he would not waste too much of his time time on Brexit but want to shake up the parties that sit in Strasbourg. Mr Macron ended France’s traditional two-party system last year when he led his newly-formed centrist movement to power and is now calling for the same alliance of “reformists” to join forces at the European Parliament. He spoke out after MEPs threw out a proposal he had backed for pan-EU lists of candidates for seats in the European Parliament. Mr Macron said: “It shows…

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‘As undemocratic as it gets’ Hungarian MEP blasts ‘elite-driven’ plan to replace UK MEPs

Gyorgy Schopflin, from the European People’s Party, said the plans for a trans-national group of MEPs is a “top-down, elite-driven” plot by the project’s largest member states. At the moment, the European Parliament has 751 sitting MEPs, however, the Constitutional Affairs Committee voted on a proposal to redistribute 46 of the UK’s 73 seats to other countries, while keeping the remaining 27 seats for pan-European electoral lists of future enlargements. The Hungarian argued any MEP elected from a “trans-national list” would be “remote” from their electorate, raising questions on the…

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‘We risk losing everything’ Verhofstadt FUMES over ‘backroom dealings’ to replace Juncker

Mr Verhofstadt frantically claimed the Spitzenkandidat – leading candidate – system destroys the public’s confidence in the European Union because they are not directly involved in the vote. Under the system, each group in the European Parliament nominate a candidate for the role, with the job going to whichever party wins the most MEPs in the European election. Addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Mr Verhofstadt said the process can not be lost but must be improved. “Spitzenkandidat, when there is a backroom deal inside a political party or between…

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EU leader says only ‘STUPID’ nationalists would try to block United States of Europe plans

The Angela Merkel ally said nationalist movements in Europe are “weakening” member states and the European Union as a whole. He said: “We are equal, we are all Europe and that is our future idea. “The nationalists, dear friends, are stupid and naive. They didn’t learn from history, they weaken the power of their own people. “Everybody who believes in strong nations must be in favour of a united and democratic Europe.” The leader of the European People’s Party – the largest group in the European Parliament (EP) – called on…

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EU is KILLING democracy! Dutch MEP blasts EU for using ‘global elite’ to tighten grip

Mr de Graaff, co-chair of Europe of Nations and Freedom Group, said the proposed trans-national lists for the next European Commission President only feature the “globalist elite”. He argued the Spitzenkandidat – leading candidate – system, which is used to nominate candidates for the election of the position of Commission President. Under the system, each group in the European Parliament nominate a candidate for the role, with the job going to whichever party wins the most MEPs in the European election. Speaking in Strasbourg, Mr de Graaff blast: “I would…

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As Thatcher said: ‘I want my MONEY BACK’ Berlusconi to shock EU chiefs with brutal demands

The flamboyant former leader, 81, known for his love of wild parties and flair for bright clothing, is set to meet a host of European leaders to discuss Italy’s European Union contributions. Meetings are scheduled with the President of the EU Commission Jean Claude Juncker, EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, leader of the European Parliament Manfred Weber, the president of the Parliament Antonio Tajani and others. He said yesterday: “We will ask the surplus back from what we pay. As Thatcher said: “I want my money back”.  “We will not…

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EU WARNING: How Italian election could DEVASTATE Brussels and tear Eurozone apart

The Eurosceptic Five Star Movement (MS5) leads the the country’s opinion polls ahead of the general election on March 4. The MS5, led by outspoken MP Luigi Di Maio, has repeatedly hinted at holding a referendum on Italy‘s membership of the euro. Italy is the eurozone’s third-largest economy, behind Germany and France, meaning a vote could tear the entire currency union apart. The Mediterranean country’s finances are in deep turmoil, with its public debt at roughly 130 percent of GDP. Other populist parties have adopted increasingly anti-EU stances as a…

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EU fears over Italy election as Berlusconi warns frontrunner M5S will ‘DESTROY’ country

GETTY Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi claims the Five Star movement would ‘destroy’ Italy Related articles Mr Berlusconi made his dramatic claim as he campaigned on behalf of his Forza Italia party in advance of the country’s forthcoming general election confirmed he backed controversial Lega Nord leader Matteo Salvini as Interior Minister. Speaking on the La7 news channel, Mr Berlusconi took aim at M5S, led by Luigi Di Maio, which is currently flying high in the polls with current projections suggesting it will collect 27.3 percent of the vote…

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Grabbing the limelight! Shameless Juncker’s desperate bid for attention with photobomb

Photographers were capturing Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar greeting chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier when the President of the European Commission stepped in.  Jean-Claude Juncker could be seen noticing the cameras before he attempted to grab the limelight.  Mr Juncker swiftly stood in front of his colleagues with his arms open wide before he turned around and greeted Mr Barnier and Mr Varadkar.  The French Brexit negotiator was left laughing by Mr Juncker’s dramatic entrance.  The Irish Prime Minister spoke at the European Parliament in Strasbourg to outline his vision…

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Scheming Germany plots to REVERSE Brexit and offer Britain new EU membership terms

German MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel attempted to bend Mr Juncker’s ear and convince him to offer Britain a new EU membership deal that hands more sovereignty to the UK parliament. In particular, he believes Britain should gain the controls over immigration initially demanded by David Cameron when he tried to renegotiate terms in 2015-16. He hopes this would change Brits’ minds about leaving the EU and prevent a split in the bloc. As they met in Strasbourg today, Mr Henkel, who is backed by lobbying group “A New Deal for Britain”,…

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