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30/06/2016

Renzi suffers vote setback as Five Star makes big breakthrough

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UK & Europe 30-06-2016

Theresa May launches bid to succeed David Cameron

Interior minister Theresa May vowed to unite Britain as she launched her bid to succeed David Cameron as prime minister with a letter to The Times, the newspaper reported Wednesday (30 June).
Future EU 29-06-2016

Rajoy warns against talks with Scotland on EU membership

Spain has opposed any talks with the Scottish government over a possible future EU membership bid for fear of fueling secessionist forces in Catalonia in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum.
UK & Europe 29-06-2016

Brexit's long shadow falls on French presidential campaign

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU has catapulted the question of EU membership to the forefront of France’s 2017 presidential election campaign, with the right and extreme right leading calls for a referendum. EurActiv France reports.
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Bulgarian Socialist leader meets blacklisted senior Russian official

On a visit to Russia, Bulgarian Socialist Party chief Kornelia Ninova met with Sergey Naryshkin, President of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, who is on the EU sanctions list. Ninova stated that her party is against the sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
Elections 28-06-2016

Rajoy hopes for a government by early August

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called yesterday (27 June) for a government to be formed by early August after his conservative Popular Party (PP) emerged stronger from another inconclusive general election.
Elections 27-06-2016

Brexit fuels Rajoy’s victory as Podemos tanks

Podemos called for referendums and sent mixed messages, but failed to meet voters' expectations ahead of the Spanish elections, while the centre-right Partido Popular (PP) won 14 seats more than in the December elections.
Future EU 27-06-2016

EU's Juncker under pressure to resign after Brexit vote

Pressure is building on Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to resign following the UK referendum, but also over the need to “change the habits” of his way to run the EU executive over the last two years.
Elections 26-06-2016

Spain votes in general election, amid post-Brexit chaos

Just days after a shock Brexit, Spaniards were voting on Sunday in repeat elections to decide if they too want a radical change as promised by a far-left coalition led by Podemos.
Elections 26-06-2016

Rajoy claims Spanish leadership after repeat general election

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he would make a push for power after his conservatives won more seats in parliament in a repeat general election on Sunday (26 June), even though it still fell short of a majority.
Future EU 24-06-2016

Poland urges 'new EU treaty' based on nation states

Poland said today (24 June) that Britain's vote to leave the EU meant it was time for a "new European treaty" to overhaul the federalist model of closer European political integration.
Global Europe 24-06-2016

Trump hails Brexit vote on visit to Scotland

Donald Trump hailed Britain's vote to leave the EU as "fantastic" as he arrived in Scotland on Friday on his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
Elections 24-06-2016

Will Brexit influence the Spanish election?

Many analysts in Spain predict that the outcome of the UK referendum could boost the ruling Partido Popular´s  (PP) chances in Sunday´s national elections (26 June) possibly strengthening the centrist Ciudadanos, but weakening leftist anti-austerity Podemos.


Global Europe 24-06-2016

Conclave to decide the future of the EU

The leaders of the EU will convene in two formats over the 28-29 June summit, EurActiv.com has learned. The first will be with the outgoing UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and a second gathering without him will discuss the way forward without Britain, and decide the holding of a Conclave in July to discuss the future of the EU.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

What future for Cameron?

Prime Minister David Cameron may go down in history as the man who led Britain out of the European Union, with a strong chance that he will not survive the country's political earthquake.
Global Europe 24-06-2016

Will the EU survive Brexit?

Britain's vote to become the first country to leave the EU, as projected by national media, is a shattering blow that threatens the survival of the post-war European project, officials and analysts said.
Global Europe 24-06-2016

Bulgarian president: If the EU collapses, there will be war

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev said yesterday (23 June) that if the EU collapsed following Brexit, there would be war. He made the comments in the presence of his German colleague, Joachim Gauck, who is on a 3-day visit to Bulgaria.
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Digital 24-06-2016

Guillaume Liegey: ‘Big data is cheaper for electoral analysis than polls’

SPECIAL REPORT / Political campaigns can be refined by the analysis of "big data" to analyse and target voters. The challenge is knowing how best to use the data, said Guillaume Liegey.
UK & Europe 23-06-2016

A thin win of the Remain camp means Britain will remain in uncertainty for EU

If the Remain camp wins by a tiny majority – the polls show a deadlock – then the Leave camp will not let the matter stand. It will manoeuvre for another referendum down the road, writes George Friedman.
Euro & Finance 22-06-2016

Italy’s 5 Star Movement wants euro referendum

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star movement, buoyed by its big gains in local elections, used its resurgent strength to press demands for a national a referendum on whether to keep the euro.
UK & Europe 22-06-2016

Le Pen calls for ‘exit’ referendums across the EU

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called Tuesday (21 June) on all European Union members to follow Britain's example in holding a referendum on remaining in the bloc.
Elections 22-06-2016

Spaniards fear a 'Groundhog Day' election

The American comedy Groundhog Day is based on a time loop, repeating the same day over and over again. Spaniards voting on Sunday (26 June) fear a “Groundhog Day” election: a repetition of the previous results, with no clear winner. EurActiv Spain reports.
Elections 21-06-2016

Croatia's ruling party chief quits ahead of snap election

The head of Croatia's ruling conservative party, Tomislav Karamarko, resigned today (21 June) after his involvement in a conflict of interest affair triggered the government's fall.
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Digital 21-06-2016

EU politicians convert to 'big data' as campaign weapon

SPECIAL REPORT / US politicians are the acknowledged forerunners when it comes to using digital technologies in election campaigns. But Europeans are making strides in their attempt to catch up, with the 2014 EU election providing a testing ground for big data analysts.
Elections 20-06-2016

Renzi suffers vote setback as Five Star makes big breakthrough

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was trounced by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement in local elections in Rome and Turin on Sunday (19 June), clouding his chances of winning a do-or-die referendum in October.