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Italian Deputy PM Picks Metsola In Hypothetical Scenario

Italian Deputy PM Picks Metsola In Hypothetical Scenario
Jun 1 2024 Share

During an interview, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Antonio Tajani rejected 4 candidates proposed to him for a hypothetical Erasmus trip and instead choose Maltese politician and EP President Roberta Metsola.

Tajani, who is also the secretary of Forza Italia as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Italy, was asked who he would pick if he had the chance to travel outside of Italy on an Erasmus trip.

 

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His options were Mario Draghi, Matteo Renzi, Elly Schlein or Ursula von Der Leyen. However, he doubled down on choosing Metsola.

Saying that he respects her a lot, he acknowledged how despite coming from a very small island her career took her to the centre of European politics.

‘She truly represents the spirit of Erasmus’, concluded Tajani.

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Early Voters Ahead Of Official EU & Local Council Elections

Early Voters Ahead Of Official EU & Local Council Elections
Jun 1 2024 Share

Early voters have started to convene and to exercise their right to vote at the Naxxar voting station.

 

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People who will not be able to vote next week due to being abroad or any other reason have been given the chance to input their vote this weekend.

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Arnold Cassola Shares 30 year Old Prison Mugshot

Arnold Cassola Shares 30 year Old Prison Mugshot
Jun 1 2024 Share

Taking to social media, independent European Parliament candidate Arnold Cassola shared a Corradino Detention Centre mugshot of himself.

Cassola explained that he was arrested after protesting land development and environmental destruction in Gozo.

 

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‘Back then I did not understand how the state could support the such destruction. Today, I understand how money works in politics, and I am less perplexed.’

‘That is why I remained independent and free’, he wrote. ‘So that which is white, I call white and that which is black, I do not call grey.’

Now 70 years old, he says that all that has changed are his hair colour and the face wrinkles.

‘The wish to protect my country is still as strong as if this photo was taken this morning’, he concluded.

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META Ramps Up EU Election Hype With Notifications

META Ramps Up EU Election Hype With Notifications
Jun 1 2024 Share

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As the European Parliament elections draw ever closer, META have been releasing notifications providing ‘election info’ for its users on, at the very least, Instagram.

It seems as though, however, some of the EU election features did not sit well with some governments in other European countries.

Spain was one of these cases as the country’s data protection watchdog AEPD barred Meta from launching two features on both Facebook and Instagram. Whether or not these are the same features/notifications is unclear.

The watchdog argued that they would violate Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Italy too did not allow such notifications to be shared, having been in an ongoing dispute over the matter with Meta.

“Our election tools have been expressly designed to respect users’ privacy and comply with the GDPR. While we disagree with the AEPD’s assessment in this case, we have cooperated with their request,” a Meta spokesperson told Reuters.

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