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Alissa de Carbonnel

Unknown but undeterred, lead EU candidates take to the road

17 May 2019

MALAGA/DUBLIN/BUDAPEST A convoy of black Mercedes pulled up at the 'Bar El Gusto' near Malaga, disturbing the peace of European pensioners sitting in beachwear, and a man in a dark suit and tie stepped onto the terrace.

Who burnt Notre Dame? Brussels goes after fake news as EU election nears

16 May 2019

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN The European Union has launched a coordinated fight against fake news ahead of this month's European Parliament elections, but officials acknowledge there are limits to what can be achieved against a danger barely recognised a few years ago.

Duelling in the dark - EU candidates pitch to (some) voters

15 May 2019

BRUSSELS Raising corporate taxes and wages, cutting carbon emissions, handling African migrants and standing up to Russia, China and the United States all got an airing in Europe's "presidential debate" on Wednesday.

UPDATE 3-EU to grant UK PM May a Brexit delay, with conditions

10 Apr 2019

* May is begging from EU leaders -Northern Irish ally (Adds May comment on arrival)

Smileys and selfies - Europe's far-right tries to end divisions

07 Apr 2019

BRUSSELS Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini sends texts with smileys to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and posts selfies with Austrian far-right politician Heinz-Christian Strache.

Centre-right to top European Parliament vote, edging out nationalists - poll

29 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS The centre right is set to remain the biggest political group in the European Parliament according to the assembly's latest forecast of results from the upcoming elections, despite gains by eurosceptic nationalist parties.

Facebook tightens rules on political ads ahead of EU vote

28 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc toughened its rules on political advertising in Europe on Friday under pressure from EU regulators to do more to guard against foreign meddling in the bloc's upcoming legislative election.

EU leaders to warn of cyber, fake news threat to May elections

20 Mar 2019

By Alissa de Carbonnel, Alastair Macdonald and Jean-Baptiste Vey

Ahead of EU polls, Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldovan election

18 Feb 2019

(This version of the Feb. 14 story corrects to make clear Ukraine is not an EU member)

EU parliament recognises Guaido as Venezuelan interim president

01 Feb 2019

BRUSSELS The European Parliament recognised Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as de facto head of state on Thursday, heightening international pressure on the OPEC member's socialist President Nicolas Maduro. | Video

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