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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Interview with NowThis – Extended Cut | NowThis

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won the Democratic primary against veteran incumbent Joe Crowley for her district in Queens, New York. Here’s what she has to say about her campaign and the future of politics. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe A former…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Democratic Primary Against Veteran Incumbent | NowThis

28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just defeated an incumbent Democrat in her primary race for Congress, and she’s got big hopes for the future. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe A former Bernie Sanders organizer, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of Queens, New York City…
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Taking on the Democratic Establishment | NowThis

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a former Bernie Sanders organizer now running for Congress in the New York primary against incumbent Democrat, Joe Crowley — and she’s doing it without any corporate PAC money. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe UPDATE 6/27/18: Alexandria…
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Hungary and democracy: Viktor Orbán’s smart and cynical EU strategy

Many ask for the ruling Fidesz party to be expelled from the EPP group at the European Parliament for not respecting core European values. Something not likely to happen, as both have a common interest in the status quo, says…
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Immigration: Mixed doubles

The tensions triggered by the Aquarius humanitarian saga have put back on the table the issue of migrants in the EU. The EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has convened a mini informal summit meeting with the leaders of Austria, Bulgaria,…
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The EU and its citizens: The institutions of 2025 should reflect what Europeans expect

Despite some limitations, the white paper on the future of the EU provides an excellent basis for debate, writes activist François Dupont. François Dupont for VoxEurop The impediment imposed by the EU itself on its “white paper on the future…
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FIFA World Cup: Why Denmark and France will end up in final

The statistics speak for themselves: countries with higher taxation levels have a greater chance of winning in international football tournaments. Vincent Grimault “Football is a simple sport: 22 players run after a ball for 90 minutes, and in the end,…
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Freedom of the press: Not a priority for MEPs on the right

The European Parliament recently adopted a resolution on media freedom and pluralism. How many voted in favour, and how many against? Did geography and ideology make an impact on the vote? A brief analysis. Lucia Bruni On May 3rd 2018…
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Refugees: New course

On 11 June the new Spanish government, run by Socialist Prime minister Pedro Sánchez after the motion of defiance that overthrew Conservative Mariano Rajoy, announced it will welcome in Valencia’s harbor the 629 migrants rescued by the humanitarian ship Acquarius…
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Plastic and the environment: Defencesless

On 28 May the EU announced it will propose a ban on pic-nic fans’ much-loved single-use plastic products such as dishes and straws, as a mean to fight against their accumulation on beaches and seasides. Currently only 30 percent of…
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Economy and politics: Why Italians are fed up with Europe

The rise to government of Eurosceptic parties is the consequence of austerity policies made in the name of cleaner public finances and of the euro convergence criteria. Guillaume Duval Two Eurosceptic forces are now governing Italy. On one hand the…
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Cars and pollution: European regulations are easy to bypass

A new independent report reveals how harmful emissions from diesel engines have yet to fall, despite increasingly strict European regulations, and promises from manufacturers to follow the rules. Stefano Valentino Fiat’s diesel engines earn the record for pollution above the…
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European Parliament: Supporting civil society not only with words

The European Parliament has voted in favour of adopting the European Values Instrument, which provides financial support to civil society. Lucia Bruni During its plenary session on Tuesday, April 17th, the European Parliament discussed a motion to introduce in the…
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New government in Italy: A warning for the whole of Europe

If it’s likely that Italy’s new populist government, confronted with reality, will eventually step back from its economic adventurism, its mere existence should cause reflection among European leaders on the return of identitarian tropism, writes financial analyst Edouard Tétreau. Edouard…
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EU and the Balkans: Why Italy should take the lead

On the eve of the Sofia Summit between the EU and the Western Balkans, an analysis of Italy’s role in the enlargement process. Luisa Chiodi Over the years, Italy has been reiterating its full support for the EU’s process of…
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League-M5S government in Italy: Empty-handed

After 88 days of negotiations and after agreeing on a “government contract” based on massive public spending raise and tax cuts, the far-right League and the populist 5 Stars movement have designated Giuseppe Conte as prime minister for the second…
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EU-Poland: Inept Commission reaps the fruits of its passivity

The EU’s passivity in the face of methodical dismantling of the rule of law by the Polish government is a failure of European integration and paves the way for the radical right, says academic Paweł Marcisz Paweł Marcisz On the…
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Ten months to Brexit: All up in the Air

Time-consuming negotiations with the European Union and deep divisions within the two leading parties are hampering Britain’s day-to-day politics. Andreas Busch Since last summer, British Government delegates have been negotiating with European Union officials in Brussels to navigate the Britain’s…
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Pan-European movements: ‘We want to bring real change to all European citizens’

In slightly more than a year, Volt has become one of the most active pan-European political movements. Its immediate goal is to make an impact on next year’s European elections. We met its president, Andrea Venzon (at the centre of…
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Right of asylum: ‘The crisis of today’s Europe is not a Schengen crisis but a Dublin crisis’

Gianfranco Schiavone, president of the Italian Consortium of Solidarity (ICS), talks about the ongoing reform of the so-called Dublin process that regulates the asylum granting process in the EU, which has been widely criticised for playing a negative role in…
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