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Hungary's ruling party wants to stay in European People's Party despite criticism

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party wants to remain in the centre-right European People's Party (EPP), it said on Tuesday, despite growing pressure within the European Parliament's biggest grouping to suspend or expel it.

Orban has long been at loggerheads with Brussels over his hardline stance on immigration and other issues and their feud is escalating ahead of European Parliament elections in May.

Moldova pro-EU parties take narrow lead in elections

A round of intensive political horse-trading is on the cards following Moldova’s parliamentary elections.

No party appears able to form a government although, after a partial count, the three pro-EU parties do have a narrow lead over their pro-Moscow rivals.

With nearly 80% of votes counted, the three pro-EU parties had around 44% while the opposition had around 40%.

The subsequent inevitable tough bargaining will be watched closely by Russia.

Juncker Commission takes office

Today the Juncker Commission is officially starting its term of office that will run until 31 October 2019.

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