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Brexit 08-06-2018

Brace for possible ‘Brexit meltdown’ but don’t panic, Boris Johnson caught as saying

Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson warned there could be a Brexit meltdown but it will be "all right in the end" and said that US President Trump would take a tougher stance were he leading the talks, according to BuzzFeed.
Enlargement 29-11-2017

Macedonian police detain ex-minister over April riots

Macedonian authorities detained a former interior minister and a number of lawmakers and political activists on Tuesday (28 November) on charges related to violence in parliament in April which pushed the Balkan country into a political crisis.
Enlargement 17-05-2017

Macedonia president backs down, hands opposition mandate to form cabinet

Macedonia's president today (17 May) asked the opposition Social Democratic party to form a government, five months after an election in the troubled Balkan country.
Enlargement 22-03-2017

Rise above political bickering, Hahn urges Macedonia leaders

Macedonia needs to rise above political feuding and form a government as soon as possible to unblock the Balkan country's path to European Union membership, the EU said yesterday (21 March).
Enlargement 12-10-2016

Thousands march against government in Macedonia

Several thousand people marched yesterday (11 October) along the streets of Macedonian capital Skopje protesting against the rule of conservative leader Nikola Gruevski's VMRO-DPMNE party ahead of December snap elections.
Enlargement 12-05-2016

Macedonia’s Albanian minority parties to join election boycott

Two Albanian political parties in Macedonia said yesterday (11 May) they would join a boycott of parliamentary elections on 5 June, in order to protest government control over the media and state bodies, raising doubts about the viability of the poll.
Enlargement 21-04-2016

Macedonian opposition sets conditions for joining Vienna talks

Macedonia's opposition said yesterday (20 April) it would only join EU talks on resolving the country's political crisis if the government revoked an amnesty for politicians embroiled in a wire-tapping scandal and postpone the 5 June elections.
Enlargement 14-04-2016

Protesters ransack Macedonia president’s office as crisis deepens

Protesters ransacked the offices of Macedonia's presidency late yesterday (13 April) and set fire to the furniture, as thousands took to the capital's streets in a deepening political crisis.
Enlargement 24-02-2016

Macedonia elections postponed to 5 June

Macedonia's snap elections were postponed by more than a month late yesterday (23 February), after the opposition threatened to boycott the polls over concerns they were open to fraud.
Enlargement 16-07-2015

Commission hammers out Macedonia compromise

EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn brokered a deal between the Macedonian government and opposition yesterday (15 July) to end a political crisis which had paralysed the country for months.

Wikileaks: NSA spied on three French presidents

WikiLeaks said on Tuesday (23 June) that the National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande, citing secret intelligence reports.
Brexit 11-06-2015

Sikorski resigns following eavesdropping revelations

Three Polish ministers and a household name in Brussels, Rados?aw Sikorski, the speaker of parliament and former foreign minister, resigned Wednesday (10 June) following an eavesdropping scandal that has rocked Poland’s centre-right government. EURACTIV Poland contributed to this article.
Enlargement 11-06-2015

Talks to end Macedonia crisis end without agreement

Macedonian political leaders failed to reach a final agreement to resolve the country's political crisis in marathon talks in Brussels yesterday (10 June), the European Union said.
Enlargement 10-06-2015

Macedonia needs new government of national unity

This week European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn has a vital chance to define the democratic standards for candidates for EU membership, and show the lines that they cannot cross, write Heather Grabbe and Goran Buldioski.
Enlargement 03-06-2015

Macedonia to hold elections by April 2016

Macedonia's political leaders agreed on Tuesday (2 June) to hold elections in early 2016 in order to overcome a deep political crisis, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said.
Global Europe 30-04-2015

Juncker on Germany’s BND scandal: ‘It is very difficult to keep secret services under control’

Germany's intelligence agency, the BND, spied on French officials and the EU's headquarters on behalf of US intelligence, German media reported Thursday (30 April). Asked to comment, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that it is very difficult to keep secret services under control.
Enlargement 23-04-2015

Wiretap scandal threatens democracy in Macedonia

Fourteen years since NATO pulled Macedonia from the brink of civil war, the ex-Yugoslav republic once hailed as a success-story of Western intervention is embroiled in a scandal that critics say has exposed its democracy as hollow, and could potentially reopen a dangerous ethnic divide.
Enlargement 15-04-2015

Waiting for EU leadership: The worsening crisis in Macedonia

The EU's reaction to the latest political crisis in Macedonia crisis has been very slow, and gives the impression that the EU seems out of touch with reality on the ground, writes Erwan Fouéré.
Enlargement 16-03-2015

Macedonia’s Gruevski rallies supporters, defies opposition

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski rallied support yesterday (15 March), amid growing pressure over opposition accusations that his government organised widespread wiretapping, and rejected demands for early elections.
Enlargement 26-02-2015

Macedonia opposition leader says PM ordered wiretapping of journalists

Macedonia's opposition leader accused the government on Wednesday (25 February) of illegally wire-tapping around 100 journalists to cement control over the media, the latest revelation in a scandal that Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski blamed on foreign spies.
Elections 16-02-2015

Macedonian opposition releases new wiretaps exposing the government

Macedonia's opposition leader - accused by police of plotting to seize power illegally - published audio tapes on Sunday (15 February) that he said demonstrated the government's total control over the judiciary.
Enlargement 10-02-2015

Macedonia opposition leader says PM ordered ‘massive wiretapping’

Macedonia's chief opposition figure accused Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski on Monday of wire-tapping journalists, religious and opposition leaders, deepening a scandal that has engulfed the European Union candidate country in recent weeks.

Anti-terrorist measures in EU go in all directions

EU member states have reacted in different ways to the security threat highlighted by the Paris terrorist attacks, pointing to how difficult it would be to put in place a common European response to the challenge. The EURACTIV network reports.
Elections 26-06-2014

Polish cabinet survives confidence vote

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk yesterday (25 June) survived a vote of confidence in his coalition amid a high-profile bugging scandal that has prompted calls for his centre-right government to resign.