Elections Archives

  • OSCE delays decision on monitoring German election

    News 08-05-2017

    The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will decide in July at the earliest if it will monitor Germany’s September elections, after the current government and the far-right AfD asked it to be involved. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • Macron, the Fifth Republic’s unusual eighth president

    News 08-05-2017

    Just one year after making his big political gamble, Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France with more than 65% of the vote on Sunday (7 May). EURACTIV France reports.

  • Croatia’s ruling party clings to power

    News 08-05-2017

    Croatia's parliament elected a new speaker on Friday (5 May), in a sign the ruling conservative HDZ party may be able to form a new coalition and avoid a snap election after the collapse of its alliance with the centre-right Most ("Bridge") party.

  • Leaders hail Macron’s European victory

    News 08-05-2017

    Emmanuel Macron’s win in the French presidential election was welcomed across Europe, with many leaders hailing a victory for the European Union. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Merkel’s party triumphs in northern Germany vote

    News 08-05-2017

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) secured a strong win yesterday (7 May) in state polls in northern Germany, giving a boost to her bid to retain power in national elections in September.

  • Macron wins French presidency, to sighs of relief in Europe

    News 08-05-2017

    Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday (7 May) with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.The centrist's emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France’s mainstream parties, will bring huge relief to European allies who had …

  • French campaign under intense international pressures

    News 07-05-2017

    Terrorist threats by ISIS, fake news spreading from the United States and massive investments into extreme-right francophone media: the French presidential campaign unfolded under a lot of international pressure. EURACTIV France reports.

  • EU analysts say traditional parties should learn from populists

    News | Future EU 05-05-2017

    In the wake of Brexit and the growing dissatisfaction of European voters, populists are gaining ground across the continent. But experts don’t seem concerned, as they see the shake-up as a healthy sign of democracy.

  • Czech prime minister delays resignation as parties seek way forward

    News 05-05-2017

    Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka postponed on Thursday (4 May) tendering his cabinet's resignation until the second half of May, buying time to push through a plan for a new government before stepping down.

  • Jadot: ‘Macron and Le Pen are like Clinton and Trump’

    Interview 04-05-2017

    Green presidential candidate Yannick Jadot has called for his supporters to back Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the French election this Sunday (7 May). But the former banker's "technocratic" vision of Europe is unconvincing, Jadot told EURACTIV France.

  • Borissov appoints nationalist deputies to his third cabinet

    News 04-05-2017

    The winner of Bulgaria's parliamentary election, the centre-right GERB party, named ministers yesterday (3 May) to a coalition government that will see its leader, Boyko Borissov, return as prime minister for the third time since 2009. The legislature is expected to approve it today.

  • French election concerns every European citizen

    Opinion 04-05-2017

    Whoever is president of France is of the highest importance for the future of Europe. The choice for us is clear, write 13 former Europe ministers, in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV.com.