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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.