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Le Pen's Paris headquarters searched by police

FN officials have told the Reuters agency the search is connected to an inquiry into the alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants.

FN officials have told the Reuters agency the search is connected to an inquiry into the alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants.

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Long path to CETA deal

MEPs may have backed the EU-Canada free trade deal, but national and regional parliaments across the bloc will also get a say.

MEPs may have backed the EU-Canada free trade deal, but national and regional parliaments across the bloc will also get a say.

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The Brief from Brussels: CETA deal almost done

This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

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Anti free-trade protests ahead of CETA vote

Hundreds of anti-free trade protesters took to the streets of Strasbourg on Wednesday as MEPs voted to back an EU-Canada free trade deal.

Hundreds of anti-free trade protesters took to the streets of Strasbourg on Wednesday as MEPs voted to back an EU-Canada free trade deal.

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MEPs plan CETA vote

MEPs are set to vote on whether to ratify a free trade pact, known as CETA, between the European Union and Canada.

MEPs are set to vote on whether to ratify a free trade pact, known as CETA, between the European Union and Canada.

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Austrian president warns EU of the threat of 'simplistic populism'

Austria’s president has warned MEPs that Europe should not repeat its past mistakes, as so called populist parties look to do well in key European elections this…

Austria’s president has warned MEPs that Europe should not repeat its past mistakes, as so called populist parties look to do well in key European elections this…

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EU vows to keep sanctions on Russia

EU foreign ministers plan to keep sanctions in place against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

EU foreign ministers plan to keep sanctions in place against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

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France's Le Pen defies demand for "misspent" funds

France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen has defied a deadline set by the EU authorities for her to repay funds they claim she has misspent.

France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen has defied a deadline set by the EU authorities for her to repay funds they claim she has misspent.

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EU eyes more money to process refugees in Africa

EU interior ministers want to spend more money on camps in Africa so refugees and migrants can be processed there.

EU interior ministers want to spend more money on camps in Africa so refugees and migrants can be processed there.

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SPD nominates Schulz to take on Merkel for German Chancellor

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have nominated Martin Schulz as their candidate to run against Angela Merkel to become chancellor, following Sigmar Gabriel’s decision to stand…

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have nominated Martin Schulz as their candidate to run against Angela Merkel to become chancellor, following Sigmar Gabriel’s decision to stand…

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New European President Tajani could face political hurdles

After a frantic day of deal making and the first truly competitive race for the presidency of the European Parliament in years, Antonio Tajani can now get down to…

After a frantic day of deal making and the first truly competitive race for the presidency of the European Parliament in years, Antonio Tajani can now get down to…

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New president, new direction?

Commentators say the appointment of a centre-right president for the European Parliament consolidates the conservative grip on key EU institutions.

Commentators say the appointment of a centre-right president for the European Parliament consolidates the conservative grip on key EU institutions.

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EU Parliament picks new president

Italy’s Antonio Tajani is the new president of the European Parliament after four rounds of voting.

Italy’s Antonio Tajani is the new president of the European Parliament after four rounds of voting.

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EP president race enters third round

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani still leads in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament.

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani still leads in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament.

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Tajani leads in EP president race

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani currently leads in the race to become head of the European Parliament.

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani currently leads in the race to become head of the European Parliament.

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MEPs set to vote for new parliament chief

MEPs will vote tomorrow on who will replaced Germany’s Martin Schulz as the head of the European Parliament.

MEPs will vote tomorrow on who will replaced Germany’s Martin Schulz as the head of the European Parliament.

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EP presidency: the frontrunners

There are three main candidates seen as the frontrunners in the race to be European Parliament president The favourite is Italy’s Antonio Tajani: a former EU commissioner and someone who is close to e

There are three main candidates seen as the frontrunners in the race to be European Parliament president The favourite is Italy’s Antonio Tajani: a former EU commissioner and someone who is close to e

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Tajani tipped to edge EP presidency

Former EU commissioner Antonio Tajani could just edge victory in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament, according to one forecast released on…

Former EU commissioner Antonio Tajani could just edge victory in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament, according to one forecast released on…