Elections Archives

  • Serbian PM confirms domination with presidential win

    News 03-04-2017

    Conservative Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić won Serbia's presidential election yesterday (2 April) by a huge margin, confirming his domination of the Balkan country as he pursues a delicate balancing act between Europe and Russia.

  • The modern Armenia must leave nobody behind

    Opinion | Armenia 31-03-2017

    Armenia has come a long way since regaining its independence in 1991. Years of steady growth following the collapse of the Soviet Union have significantly raised the living standards of Armenians, writes Gagik Tsarukyan.

  • Russian ‘propaganda on steroids’ aimed at 2016 US election: Lawmaker

    News 31-03-2017

    Russia mounted a campaign of "propaganda on steroids" seeking to influence the 2016 US presidential election, the top Democrat on the US Senate Intelligence Committee said yesterday (30 March), listing several areas of concern about possible links to Republican Donald Trump's campaign.

  • Putin supports far-right to divide Europe: Timmermans

    News 31-03-2017

    Vladimir Putin is cozying up to the far-right to divide Europe, the European Commission's Vice President Frans Timmermans said yesterday (30 March), a week after France's Marine Le Pen met with the Russian leader.

  • Development still a non-issue in French election

    News | Development Policy 31-03-2017

    Three of the top five candidates for the French presidency have said they will boost development spending to meet the international target of 0.7% of gross national income (GNI). But not all agree on what this spending should cover. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Polish MP accuses Juncker of ‘alcohol dependency’

    News | Politics 30-03-2017

    Krystyna Pawlowicz, a Polish MP from the ruling Eurosceptic PiS party, has written a letter to the Jean-Claude Juncker, accusing him of “alcohol dependency”. She also called “distasteful” the fact that Juncker apparently took a nap in the Vatican over the celebration of the EU’s 60’th anniversary.

  • Macron is clear favourite in Brussels

    News 30-03-2017

    Emmanuel Macron’s vision for the future of the European Union has made him a popular man in Brussels. Business and think tank leaders told EURACTIV.com why they support the up-start pro-EU politician..

  • Schulz distances himself from German government

    News 30-03-2017

    Angela Merkel's main rival in Germany's upcoming elections, Martin Schulz, is shying away from contact with the current government in order to fulfil his promise of a fresh start for the Bundesrepublik. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel.

  • Hungary insists on bill that could shut down Soros university

    News 30-03-2017

    Hungary said it will not withdraw new legislation to regulate foreign universities that a Budapest school founded by American philanthropist George Soros says could force it out of the country.

  • The French elections, seen from Ukraine

    Opinion | Europe's East 30-03-2017

    Ahead of France's presidential election, Ukraine's experience shows that opinion polls may be skewed by underlying hatred of the ruling classes and institutions. Vadym Omelchenko warns that ultra-conservatism stands to gain in the end.

  • Senate intelligence leaders pledge bipartisan Trump-Russia inquiry

    News | Global Europe 30-03-2017

    The Republican chairman of the US Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday (29 March) promised a thorough investigation into any direct links between Russia and Republican President Donald Trump during his 2016 run for the White House.

  • US senator warns of Russian interference in French election

    News 30-03-2017

    The head of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee warned yesterday (29 March) that Russia is interfering in the French election just as it did in the US presidential campaign last year.