US President Obama and Chancellor Merkel in a phonecall about Ukraine Thursday said they wanted Russia to withdraw its troops from the border. The discussed the "orchestrated campaign of incitement and sabotage to undermine and destabilise the Ukrainian state," the White House said. Obama "underscored" that further sanctions may come.
Italian premier Matteo Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party and Bepe Grillo's anti-establishment Five-Star Movement (M5S) both saw their popularity rise in this week's polling by the Tecne institute ahead of the EU elections. Renzi polled at 30.9% while Grillo's movement polled 23.1%, ahead of ex-premier Berlusconi's Forza Italia at 22.1%.
The European Commission on Thursday revealed its first ever scoreboard on transport in the EU, showing The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, UK and Denmark on top. Transport commissioner Siim Kallas said: "The new scoreboard shows visually where we stand in making our transport systems more efficient, more customer-friendly, safer and cleaner."
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