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Elections 17-01-2018

Czech PM Babiš battles fraud charges as cabinet loses confidence vote

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's minority government lost a confidence vote yesterday (16 January), forcing him to try to cut a deal with opposition parties to stay in office while he also battles allegations of subsidy fraud.

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

Czech MPs to resume debate ahead of confidence vote on PM Babiš

Czech lawmakers resume debate today (16 January) ahead of a confidence vote on Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's minority government that he is likely to lose with the billionaire businessman fighting allegations of EU subsidy fraud.

Bulgaria’s EU presidency start drowned by protest shouts

Bulgaria's six-month EU presidency stint yesterday (11 January) got off to a noisy start as anti-corruption protesters blocked streets in heavily-guarded capital Sofia.

Elections 10-01-2018

Czech government set to lose confidence vote, but Babiš’ party likely to retain power

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, battling allegations his business empire illegally tapped European Union subsidies a decade ago, looks certain to lose a parliamentary confidence vote on Wednesday.

The Bulgarian judiciary explained

The judiciary in Bulgaria has been a victim of political dependence and of civil society indifference, the only novelty now is that even the European Commission is willing to close its eyes, writes Krassen Nikolov.

Geopolitics loom large as Bulgaria takes over EU Presidency

Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest member state, on 1 January took over the bloc's six-month rotating presidency. The country will undoubtedly be under pressure by Turkey and Russia to move forward their difficult relations with the 28-members block.

Bulgaria rolls out anti-corruption law before taking over EU presidency

Bulgaria's parliament passed on Wednesday (20 December) a law aimed at improving its fight against high-level corruption, a move long sought by the EU just days before the country takes over the bloc's rotating presidency.

Romania’s lower house passes judicial overhaul bills

Romania’s lower house of parliament approved yesterday (13 December) legislation to overhaul its justice system, legislation that the European Commission, the US State Department and the country’s president have criticised as threatening judicial independence.

Global Europe 11-12-2017

Thousands of Saakashvili supporters stage protest against Ukraine president

Several thousand people marched through central Kyiv on Sunday (10 December) to protest against the detention of Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili and call for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko.

Elections 11-12-2017

Romanians stage fresh anti-corruption protests

More than 10,000 people on Sunday (10 December) braved biting cold to stage protests across Romania to denounce the left-wing government for backtracking on efforts to fight corruption.

Politics 06-12-2017

MEPs urge Bulgaria to tackle shocking corruption at Turkish border

Two centre-left (S&D group) lawmakers published a report on Wednesday (6 December) revealing severe cases of corruption on Bulgaria's border with Turkey and called on Sofia to take immediate action to address a situation that violates EU citizens’ rights.