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Elections 24-06-2019

Czechs demand Babis quit in largest protest since communism

Huge crowds flooded central Prague on Sunday (23 June) demanding Prime Minister Andrej Babiš step down over allegations of graft in a protest that organisers and local media claim drew around 250,000 people, making it the largest since the fall of communism in 1989.
Elections 25-06-2018

Pro-Russia Communists to back new Czech minority cabinet

Czech president Miloš Zeman said on Sunday (24 June) he may appoint a new two-party cabinet on Tuesday or Wednesday following eight months of political instability after last October's election.

Czech President pushes Babiš toward coalition with anti-EU, anti-NATO forces

The Czech president has advised Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to try to negotiate a new government with two fringe parties after coalition talks with the Social Democrats collapsed, Babiš said yesterday (11 April).
Europe's East 28-02-2018

Foreign Minister: Moldova wants normal economic relations with Russia

EXCLUSIVE / In a wide-ranging interview, the minister of foreign affairs and European integration of Moldova, Tudor Ulianovschi, talks about his country's relations with the EU and Moscow, the political situation ahead of crucial elections, and the prospects for frozen conflicts in Transnistria as well as other issues.
Elections 22-02-2018

Centre-left party joins tangled Czech coalition talks

The Czech centre-left Social Democrats opened talks on forming a government with last year's election winner ANO yesterday (21 February), aiming to break a deadlock that has prevented the formation of a majority coalition.
Elections 19-02-2018

Czech Social Democrats pick leader, bring viable government closer

The Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) picked former parliament speaker Jan Hamáček as their chairman yesterday (18 February), bringing closer a possible breakthrough in forming a viable government.
Elections 29-01-2018

Anastasiades faces tight run-off against communist-backed candidate

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades faces a tense run-off against Communist AKEL-backed Stavros Malas after he failed to win a majority at a vote Sunday (28 January) despite finishing first.
Global Europe 23-01-2018

Election will signal direction of Cyprus division

How to end Cyprus' decades-long division and the re-ignition of a lifeless UN-backed peace process took centre stage yesterday (22 January) in the country's first and only live TV debate featuring the main presidential candidates.
Elections 11-01-2018

Pro-Russian Czech president faces liberal ‘clash’ in election

Czechs will vote in a divisive presidential election starting Friday (12 January), seen as a test for the country increasingly split between the anti-Muslim, pro-Russian views of incumbent Miloš Zeman and more liberal currents.
Elections 23-10-2017

Czech tycoon Babiš to be named prime minister but may struggle to find partners

Czech President Milos Zeman said yesterday (22 October) he would name Andrej Babiš prime minister, but the tycoon leader of the anti-establishment ANO party may struggle to find coalition partners despite his emphatic election win.
Elections 09-11-2015

Green light for left-wing government in Portugal

The Portuguese Communist Party has agreed to form a governing coalition with the Socialist Party. The fate of Portugal’s minority government will be decided in a vote of no confidence on Tuesday (10 November). Our partner La Tribune reports.
Elections 28-10-2015

Portugal’s new cabinet likely to be short-lived

Portugal's president accepted yesterday (27 October) the line-up of a new minority government that will be sworn in on Friday, starting the countdown on persuading the opposition-dominated parliament to accept its program or face the collapse of the cabinet.
Elections 26-10-2015

Political crisis boiling in Portugal

The Portuguese parliament is likely to reject the program of the centre-right government of Pedro Passos Coelho, plunging the country into uncertainty.
Elections 07-10-2015

Coelho faces difficulties forming government

Portugal's president asked Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Monday (5 October) to form a government, following an inconclusive election which denied the centre-right leader a parliamentary majority.
Elections 23-09-2015

Former PM: Early elections would be ‘a catastrophe’ for Moldova

EXCLUSIVE/ Early elections would only profit the pro-Russian forces, former Prime Minister Vlad Filat told EURACTIV, as tens of thousands of Moldovans are protesting in Chisinau, demanding the resignation of the president, and early elections, over a $1 billion bank fraud that has hit living standards. 
Europe's East 28-10-2013

Ukrainian communists denounce the ‘myth of the EU’

Closer integration with the EU will not benefit Ukraine, according to communist MPs in Kyiv, who advocate instead joining the Russian-led Customs Union with Belarus and Kazakhstan. EURACTIV.de reports.
Elections 21-08-2013

Czech communists to return in office for first time since 1989

The Czech parliament voted yesterday (20 August) to dissolve itself, triggering an early election that could hand the Communist Party a share of power for the first time since a bloodless revolution ended the party's totalitarian rule two decades ago.
Med & South 29-11-2010

Communists and reformists neck-and-neck in Moldova

Moldova's pro-European government coalition was neck-and-neck with opposition Communists today (29 November) when votes were counted from a parliamentary election crucial for the pace of reform in one of Europe's poorest countries.
Global Europe 01-09-2010

‘Murder Bureau’: Department of Murders existed in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian state security services once had a top-secret special bureau responsible for the eradication, kidnapping or discrediting of Bulgarian émigrés around the world, alleges investigative journalist Alexenia Dimitrova of daily newspaper 24 Hours in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV. 
Elections 11-06-2010

The left and right wing in Bulgaria

In Bulgarian politics, the right-wing has traditionally been Western-oriented and the left pro-Russian. Yet since the country's entry into the EU the differences between left and right have decreased and more pragmatic policies are being pursued, writes Bulgarian MEP Emil Stoyanov (European People's Party) in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.
Languages & Culture 27-01-2010

Buzek caught up in Israeli Holocaust controversy

Jerzy Buzek, the president of the European Parliament, came under fire from Israeli intellectuals yesterday (26 January) for comparing the Nazi genocide with Communist oppression ahead of a Holocaust remembrance day in Auschwitz.
Elections 06-02-2004

EPP adopts resolution on comdemning totalitarian communism

In a resolution, the European People's Party is condemning totalitarian Communism. The party wants to prevent access to the Parliament and to the Commission of certain former communist leaders of the new Member States.

Hungarian Commissioner: We could also be forced to limit influx of Polish workers

With restrictions on the free movement of labour to most of the present EU member states, Hungary could come under pressure to limit worker influx from neighbours like Poland and Slovakia, says Hungary's nomination for Commissioner Péter Balázs, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Elections 02-02-2004

EPP call to exclude former communists from Parliament stirs controversy

Ministers, Commissioners and personalities close to the European People's Party will participate in the party's Congress in Brussels on 4 and 5 February 2004.

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