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Gains and losses of EP political groups in November’s plenary

EPP recorded the highest level of internal coordination; ALDE won most votes. EU budget and tax rulings generated the greatest interest among MEPs, while the cohesion policy and the situation in Cambodia attracted the fewest voters.

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The pro-security camp in the EP is reinforced, following the attacks in Paris. This might secure a majority in favour of the EU PNR agreement

MEPs agree that the EU and its Member States need to invest more in education and creation of jobs to tackle radicalisation. However, there are still a number of key points where the views differ, particularly when it comes to upgrading security measures at the expense of privacy.

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Top 5 likely effects of Brexit on EU’s policies

Brexit would see a substantial shift in the balance of power inside the EU in favour of the pro-social/interventionist political forces. On the other hand, those supporting free market, less red tape and a more competitive Europe would suffer a substantial blow.

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Spitzenkandidaten, EU-wide constituency and ‘europeanisations’ of elections rules for 2019, MEPs asked

If these are adopted, in 2019 we will witness a very different kind of European elections. However, important political players are yet to be convinced.

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“Ukip is Europe’s laziest party, researchers reveal” (the Guardian’s own title)

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Nationalists defy EU condemnation of Russia abuses

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