Jeremy Corbyn: Very proud of our results

The Labour leader says the PM should quit and “make way” for a “truly representative” government.

Ireland Set to Have Its First Openly Gay Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar

Updated: 7:18 p.m. EDT

Leo Varadkar, a gay lawmaker, was elected the leader of Ireland’s ruling Fine Gael party on Friday, making him the country’s prime minister-elect, set to take power after the Irish parliament reconvenes in 10 days.

ECB chief Mario Draghi has made it clear that the ECB has no intention of lowering interest rates even further after years of an expansive monetary policy. The benchmark interest rate will, however, be left at its current level of zero percent for the time being. Some commentators criticise the central bank’s lack of resolve. Others say its cautious approach makes sense.

Fake news: Europe needs a plan

Fake news is now the buzz word across Europe and the wider world. But how do we fight it? Nicolas Vanderbiest and Gary Machado warn that censorship is not the solution.

The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs tweeted a 🔥 video today on Trump’s Paris Accord decision.

The move sets up renewed confrontation between Catalonia and the Madrid government.

A disaster for UKIP?

The United Kingdom Independence Party’s share of the vote is collapsing – social media is responding
Climate change vs Brexit: the distraction, the emergency, the opportunity

Brexit is distracting us from society’s bigger and more pressing issues, causing us to miss the emergency and opportunities presented by climate change.

A climate change protest in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Takver/Flickr. Some rights reserved.

The distraction

Catalonia sets 1 October for independence vote

Catalonia’s regional government, the Generalitat, announced on Friday (9 June) that it intends to hold an independence referendum on 1 October despite clear opposition from the Spanish government. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Anti-EU rhetoric props up Czech election race

The recent decision to stop taking asylum seekers is the latest sign of growing euroscepticism ahead of elections in October, with billionaire Andrej Babis as favourite.

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