European Parliament, Macron, Austria: Your Tuesday Briefing


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Good morning,

We begin at present with updates from the European Parliament elections, the ouster of Austria’s chancellor and unidentified flying objects.

Populists and euroskeptics elevated their seats in Parliament to 25 p.c, up from 20 p.c 5 years in the past, and are more likely to press tougher on points like immigration and the E.U.’s price range. However the populist events might discover it laborious to forge alliances.

Evaluation: Our correspondent writes that voting was a contest between offended, disaffected nationalists who wish to beat again what they see as a distant and overreaching paperwork in Brussels, and the once-sleepy, complacent supporters of Europe seeking to defend a unity that may now not be taken as a right.

Limits: The populists have been denied the kind of Continentwide earthquake they and their supporters had predicted — and their critics had feared — as turnout jumped in some locations to the very best stage in 20 years.

Takeaways: In Italy, Matteo Salvini’s anti-immigrant, populist League get together got here in first, with greater than 34 p.c of the vote, in line with provisional outcomes.

In Germany, the Social Democratic Occasion did badly, which can immediate it to go away the present coalition. And in Britain, estimates indicated that the Brexit Occasion, led by Nigel Farage, was on the right track to take 31 p.c of the vote. Listed here are extra takeaways.

The get together of Marine Le Pen, the far-right chief who misplaced decisively to President Emmanuel Macron two years in the past, defeated Mr. Macron’s get together.

“There’s a break up between the 2 Frances,” stated Jean Garrigues, a political historian on the College of Orleans, between Mr. Macron’s France “and peripheral France, which considers itself a sufferer of globalization.”

Mr. Macron misplaced the disgruntled France that spawned the Yellow Vest motion, and people grievances haven’t disappeared.

Large image: With their feeble outcomes on Sunday, the standard events of the suitable and the left in France have been successfully eradicated from the sport. For Ms. Le Pen, it was a outstanding comeback. For Mr. Macron, whose camp was upbeat regardless of the loss, it might spell hassle forward.

Breakdown: Ms. Le Pen gained within the rural, depressed and deindustrialized areas of northern, south-central and jap France that gave beginning to the Yellow Vest motion, in addition to in southeastern France and on the Spanish border.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his caretaker authorities have been ousted in a no-confidence vote in Parliament within the wake of a secretly filmed video that raised questions on Russian affect.

He’s the primary Austrian chief in additional than seven a long time to be faraway from energy by his friends in Parliament. His elimination got here regardless of a achieve of eight share factors for his conservative Folks’s Occasion within the European Parliament elections.

Subsequent: New elections are deliberate for September, however that may very well be accelerated, with the nation led by a brand new caretaker authorities appointed by the president.

Context: The chief of the far-right Freedom Occasion, Mr. Kurz’s coalition companion, had earlier resigned as vice chancellor over the video. Opposition leaders stated Mr. Kurz then didn’t work with them in organizing his interim authorities and refused to apologize for his function within the political uncertainty.

If the French carmaker agrees to merge with Fiat Chrysler, it will create the world’s third-largest automobile firm and considerably change the worldwide steadiness of energy within the business.

Fiat’s proposal, which might give every firm a 50 p.c stake, is aimed toward bettering their possibilities of surviving amid the pricey shift to electrical and self-driving vehicles.

Issues: The mix might destabilize Renault’s longtime alliance with Nissan, which is already troubled. Lawmakers in France and Italy may additionally put up a battle to protect jobs. And Renault’s highly effective CGT union denounced the plan.

What’s subsequent? The Renault-Nissan board is anticipated to fulfill Wednesday in Tokyo, the place the merger plans are more likely to be mentioned.

Response: Traders cheered the proposal, with each Renault and Fiat shares rising sharply on Monday.

Six days every week, home employees in Hong Kong usually prepare dinner, clear and take care of their employers’ youngsters, with little time left for themselves.

However for a rising variety of maids, path operating provides an escape. They prepare of their restricted time without work — on the first light or late at evening — and race towards locals and expatriates, turning the game into an unlikely equalizer between employers and maids.

“On weekdays, individuals say, ‘Oh, you’re a home helper,’” one maid stated. “On weekends, on the paths, they are saying, ‘Oh, you’re runner.’”

Local weather change: The Trump administration is searching for to undermine the very science on which local weather change coverage rests, in what may very well be President Trump’s most consequential local weather change motion but.

Eire: The nation overwhelmingly voted to ease restrictions on divorce, which was legalized in 1995 however with strict situations, in a transfer that continued Eire’s shift to the left on social points.

Romania: The nation’s strongest politician, Liviu Dragnea, was ordered to start serving a three-and-a-half-year jail sentence for abuse of energy.

Israel: With simply two days left earlier than the deadline for forming a authorities, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel was struggling to enroll coalition companions, throwing the nation right into a political disaster.

Germany: The nation’s prime anti-Semitism official recommended that Jews weren’t protected carrying conventional skullcaps all over the place in public amid issues over rising anti-Jewish crimes.

France: A coal and fuel billionaire from Prague purchased a bit of Le Monde, the premier paper in France. Journalists provided a cautious welcome.

Britain: The celebrities are aligning for Boris Johnson, the previous overseas secretary, to succeed Prime Minister Theresa Might, in line with bookmakers. A victory for Mr. Johnson would have vital repercussions and will enhance the prospects of Britain hurtling out of the E.U. with out an settlement on the finish of October.

Snapshot: Above, King’s Faculty St. Michaels in Worcestershire, England. It’s considered one of hundreds of campuses tied up in debates over how greatest to arrange for a modified inhabitants following Brexit. King’s has opened a main college in Frankfurt, a metropolis that an govt stated “may very well be the most important beneficiary of any exodus that takes place.”

French Open: Clay courts, like these at Roland Garros in Paris, are among the many most demanding terrain: They require peak bodily conditioning in addition to psychological and emotional stability. Observe the newest updates from the match right here.

Is that a U.F.O.? After U.S. Navy pilots reported seeing unidentified flying objects in 2014 and 2015 over the East Coast, the Navy this yr despatched out new labeled pointers on learn how to report sightings. Nobody within the Protection Division is saying that the objects are extraterrestrial, although.

What we’re watching: This CBS Information clip shared by the historian Michael Beschloss, during which former President Dwight Eisenhower visits a cemetery in France with the information anchor Walter Cronkite 20 years after D-Day.

Cook dinner: Heat-weather days are good for easy, flavorful meals like hen and mango soba salad with peanut dressing.

Watch: Olivia Wilde discusses a fantasy musical scene from her new movie “Booksmart” that concerned instructing a nondancer learn how to dance.

Hear: A bare-bones blues shuffle is all Mavis Staples wants to hold her lifelong message — “Issues gotta change round right here” — in her monitor “Change,” our critic writes.

Go: On Broadway, the playwright Jez Butterworth’s Tony-nominated household drama “The Ferryman” retains its fierce grip with a brand new solid led by Brian d’Arcy James.

The latest payments have further safety features, only some of which the European Central Financial institution has disclosed.

For one, a hologram exhibits a portrait of Europa in addition to small € symbols that transfer round and change into clearer below direct mild. (In Greek mythology, Europa was a nymph seduced by Zeus posing as a white bull. Her picture was taken from a vase within the Louvre.)

There could also be different options — like infrared watermarks — readable solely by machines.

The 200-euro observe is now the biggest euro denomination.

The central financial institution stated in 2016 that it will cease printing the 500-euro invoice, after analysis linked its use to cash laundering, tax evasion and terrorism financing. Central banks in Germany and Austria have been the final to cease issuing the payments final month.

A correction: Friday’s Morning Briefing misstated the extent of the voting on Thursday for the European Parliament. Solely Britain and the Netherlands held elections Thursday, not all 28 E.U. nations. (The opposite nations voted at numerous instances by means of Sunday.)

That’s it for this briefing. See you subsequent time.

— Melina

Thanks
To Mark Josephson, Eleanor Stanford and Kenneth R. Rosen for the break from the information. Victoria Shannon, a briefings editor who lived in Europe when the euro began circulating in 2002, wrote at present’s Again Story. You may attain the crew at briefing@nytimes.com.

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