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27/08/2016

Boris pick fires up UK press

Elections


Development Policy 25-08-2016

EU calls on Gabon to produce ‘speedy and transparent’ election result

EU election observers have called on Gabon’s electoral commission to ensure votes are counted “with transparency and speed” after this weekend’s presidential election, where incumbent Ali Bongo is hoping for a second term.
Elections 25-08-2016

Nigel Farage addresses Trump rally, bashes Clinton

Nigel Farage lent his support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday (24 August), saying Trump represented the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country.
Elections 25-08-2016

Austrian nationalist candidate to flaunt his 'toughness'

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) kicked off its campaign for president on Wednesday (24 August) with the slogan "Power needs control", seeking to get its candidate Norbert Hofer elected on a promise of toughness after concerns over Europe's migrant crisis.
Elections 24-08-2016

Sarkozy presidential bid seeks to tap security fears after France attacks

When Nicolas Sarkozy went fishing for votes in the electoral waters of France's far right for a second presidential term in 2012 it ended in defeat, as voters alienated by his rhetoric and disappointed by a moribund economy deserted him.
Elections 19-08-2016

Rajoy says ready for confidence vote on forming government

Spain's acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy, bidding to end an eight-month political stalemate, said yesterday (18 August) he was ready to face a confidence vote on forming a new government after agreeing terms for a pact with centrist rivals.
Energy 18-08-2016

Hungary plans further cuts to household energy prices

Hungary's government is looking for ways to continue a household energy price cut programme, Development Minister Miklós Seszták told the weekly Figyelő in an interview published today (18 August).
Elections 18-08-2016

Bulgarian Socialists nominate air force chief to run for president

Bulgaria's opposition Socialists nominated the former air force chief as their candidate in the presidential election (17 August), at a time of rising tensions between the country's Western allies, and neighbours Turkey and Russia.
Elections 17-08-2016

Slovakia's coalition partner splits, but government will stay on

Five members of Slovakia's junior coalition party, Siet, quit the party yesterday (16 August), but they said they would continue to support the ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Robert Fico, the faction said in a statement.nt.
Elections 12-08-2016

Survey: Juncker likely to stay in office until 2019

The presidents of all three European institutions are predicted to keep their positions until their terms end in 2019, according to a new survey.
Enlargement 11-08-2016

New pro-reform Serbian government gets parliament approval

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's new cabinet was endorsed by parliament on Thursday (11 August) on a platform of stepping up reforms and completing EU accession talks in 2019.
Elections 10-08-2016

Spain's conservatives to vote on reform pact in bid to govern

Spanish acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said today (10 August) that his conservative People's Party (PP) would hold a leadership vote next week on a reform pact proposed by centrists Ciudadanos as a condition of their support to form a long-awaited government.
Elections 09-08-2016

Renzi concedes he made a 'mistake' to personalise Italy's constitutional referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday (9 August) it had been a mistake to personalise a referendum, due to be held later this year, in which he originally promised to resign if he failed to convince voters to support the need for constitutional change.


Global Europe 09-08-2016

Democrats ‘extremely worried’ about transatlantic ties under Trump

Democratic Party officials have expressed deep concerns about the future of EU-US relations in the event that Donald Trump wins the next American elections, sources from the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament told EurActiv.com.
Future EU 06-08-2016

Italy's top court to give green light on referendum for constitutional reform

Italy's highest court is set to give a green light on Monday (8 August) for a national referendum due to take place in the autumn on a major constitutional reform, daily la Repubblica reported on Saturday.
Elections 03-08-2016

Hollande says Donald Trump makes him sick

French President Francois Hollande slammed the "excesses" of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as sickening.
Elections 02-08-2016

Greek government backs lower voting age but doesn't offer expats vote

The Greek government’s “progressive” decision to lower the voting age to 17 should be considered as a role model for other EU countries, the European Youth Forum has told EurActiv.com.
Elections 01-08-2016

Right wing nationalist set to win rerun Austrian presidential race

Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer has widened his lead in a Gallup poll ahead of October’s repeat election for the Austrian presidency.
Elections 25-07-2016

Trump says US could pull out of World Trade Organisation

Republican White House nominee Donald Trump suggested Sunday (24 July) that the United States could pull out of the World Trade Organisation if he is elected president.
UK & Europe 20-07-2016

UK Labour Party rebels back single candidate to oust Corbyn

The race for control of Britain's opposition Labour Party narrowed yesterday (19 July) as lawmaker Angela Eagle withdrew, leaving incumbent Jeremy Corbyn up against Owen Smith, a challenger promising a second Brexit referendum.
Elections 19-07-2016

SPD chief backs Schulz's quest to stay in office

German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) wants his party colleague Martin Schulz to continue in his role as a European Parliament president, contrary to a previous informal agreement. EurActiv Germany reports.
Global Europe 19-07-2016

Germany axe attack points at problem with unaccompanied minors

German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee yesterday (18 July) after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding four in what one official said was a "probable" Islamist attack.
Elections 18-07-2016

Croatia's conservatives pick MEP Plenkovic to lead election campaign

Croatia's ruling conservative HDZ party (EPP-affiliated) chose former diplomat Andrej Plenković as its new leader ahead of a snap election in September, hoping to stay in power despite a fall in support driven by graft allegations and a slow economic recovery.
Global Europe 16-07-2016

Tusk calls for return to order in Turkey, after attempted military coup

European Council President Donald Tusk called today (16 July) for a swift return to Turkey's constitutional order, after a coup attempt in the crisis-ridden country.
UK & Europe 14-07-2016

Boris pick fires up UK press

Britain's newspapers today (14 July) focused on new Prime Minister Theresa May's challenge-laden in-tray, while her appointment of top Brexiteers, led by Boris Johnson, thrilled some, but alarmed others.