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27 May 2019 | 4:43 AM

Greens seek to leverage EU wins to push climate action

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Surfing an international wave of climate activism to their strongest showing yet in European Union elections, Europe's Greens on Sunday readied to press their demands on climate and trade in Brussels.

22 May 2019 | 11:00 PM

Surfing the Green wave? Climate party hopes ride high in EU vote

BUDAPEST/BRISTOL (Reuters) - An ebb in support for mainstream parties is raising hopes among Europe's Greens that they could act as kingmakers in the next European Parliament, with growing concerns over climate change likely to hand them their strongest showing yet.

17 May 2019 | 7:40 PM

Unknown but undeterred, lead EU candidates take to the road

MALAGA/DUBLIN/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - 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.

16 May 2019 | 3:52 PM

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

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.

By funding fact-checking organisations, building up an in-house unit to counter disinformation from Russia, and enlisting Facebook, Google, Twitter and others, Brussels hopes to shield the 427 million people eligible to vote for the 751-seat EU chamber on May 23-26. — Reuters
16 May 2019 | 3:09 PM

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

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - 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.

16 May 2019 | 6:05 AM

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

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - 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.

29 Mar 2019 | 12:26 PM

Facebook tightens rules on political ads ahead of EU vote

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.

In the same update, Facebook said it was adding new features and information to its ad archive, the Ad Library, and expanding access to its database so researchers can conduct more in-depth analysis of the data. — Reuters
29 Mar 2019 | 7:12 AM

Facebook tightens rules on political ads ahead of EU vote

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - 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.

21 Mar 2019 | 1:15 PM

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

European Union leaders will sound the alarm this week over the threat of EU elections in May being undermined by a coordinated campaign of fake news and disinformation by foreign powers.

The bloc's heads of state will urge governments to share information on threats via a new warning system, launched by the bloc's executive. They will also call for online platforms such as Facebook and Google to do more to remove misleading or illegal content. — Reuters
20 Mar 2019 | 10:06 PM

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

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will sound the alarm this week over the threat of EU elections in May being undermined by a coordinated campaign of fake news and disinformation by foreign powers.