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The Europe Report: High French drama in the European elections campaign | All Charts News - breaking news english

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Date created : 15/05/2019 – 16:28Latest update : 16/05/2019 – 14:45

On today’s European election update: High drama in the French campaign as a far-left candidate calls for voters to back the far-right – earning the would-be MEP some choice insults from the far-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

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We also debunk a claim by the very same Mélenchon that the EU flag is a “Christian symbol”.

We have more on reports in Austria – and beyond – that a TV satirist is being sued for colourful remarks about politicians and voters on Austrian state TV.

And in our FRANCE 24 Europe Tour: Former Yugoslav state Slovenia eyes a digital revolution to continue its economic overhaul – our reporters see how it’s panning out for companies and ordinary citizens.

On Wednesday night, the European Parliament’s broadcaster EBU hosted a live debate between the lead candidates for six European political groups. You can watch the full video here.