About: anti-government protests

Elections 17-01-2018

Romania’s backbencher MEP Viorica Dăncilă to be Prime Minister

Romania's ruling Social Democrats on Tuesday (16 January) put forward European Parliament lawmaker Viorica Dăncilă to become prime minister, after power struggles within the party forced out the second premier in seven months.
Elections 16-01-2018

Romania’s ruling left sinks own government for second time in a year

Romania's left-wing Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday (15 January) after losing the backing of his party due to internal power struggles, barely seven months after his predecessor suffered the same fate.

EU to invite Iranian foreign minister for talks over protests

The European Union will invite Iran's foreign minister for talks about the recent anti-government protests that have hit the country, Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday (7 January).

Thousands protest as Romania relaxes corruption law

Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Tuesday night (31 January) after the government issued a controversial emergency decree reducing the penalties for corruption in a move which will allow several politicians to avoid criminal prosecution.
 VideoPromoted content
Europe's East 06-03-2014

Juncker on Ukraine: ‘the old European debate between peace and war is not behind us’

Speaking at the EPP's electoral congress in Dublin, candidate to the EU Commission presidency and former prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker said that the Ukrainian crisis has shown that 'the old debate between peace and war in Europe is not behind us'. Juncker added that the EU has to prove it is a stability factor within the European continent.  'We have to become an active part in the resolution of this conflict.' Juncker said.
 VideoPromoted content
Europe's East 24-02-2014

EU Ashton in Kiev as new government accuses ousted Yanukovich of mass murder

The Ukrainian authorities announced on Monday that ousted president Viktor Yanukovich is wanted on an arrest warrant for mass murder, after Ukrainian police snipers shot anti-government protesters earlier last week. The Commission has so far declined to comment on the arrest warrant, as EU Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton is in Kiev for discussions with party leaders about financial aid to Ukraine. The warrant was issued after Russian-backed Yanukovich fled Kiev by helicopter on Friday, in a failed attempt to reach Russia.
 InfographicPromoted content
Egypt: EU tops in non-military aid
Development Policy 09-07-2013

Egypt: EU tops in non-military aid

The European Union is the largest of contributor of development assistance to Egypt, where a military-backed interim government ousted the country’s first democratically elected leader, Mohammed Morsi, on 3 July. After days of bloody unrest, there was no sign that the country's benefactors were prepared to reduce aid.

Want to know what's going on in the EU Capitals daily? Subscribe now to our new 9am newsletter.