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Coronavirus 08-04-2020

Austria says it still prefers dialogue with Hungary

After the Hungarian parliament adopted an emergency law that gave Prime Minister Viktor Orbán extensive powers on 30 March, 13 EU member states issued a joint statement on the need to protect rule of law. Austria, however, did not join as it prefers to seek dialogue, the country's EU minister, Karoline Edtstadler, told EURACTIV Germany.
Elections 02-07-2019

Austrian Parliament doing everything to appease voters

The free play of forces in Austria’s parliament is now leading to a string of different alliances between Austrian parties, who are attempting to come up with the perfect programme to appease voters. An analysis by Herbert Vytiska for EURACTIV Germany.
Brexit 04-11-2016

Brexit resignation prompts talk of early election in UK

One of Theresa May’s MPs resigned on a point of principle over Brexit on Friday (4 November), reducing her parliamentary majority and prompting speculation of an early general election in the UK.
Elections 08-09-2016

Talks begin for left-wing ‘grand coalition’ in EU Parliament

Socialist MEPs are exploring a left-wing alternative to their traditional alliance with the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), which currently rules the European Parliament.
Health 18-12-2013

EU ministers and parliament reach deal on tobacco directive

MEPs and national governments agreed on Monday (16 December) a provisional deal for a new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). But e-cigarettes continue to divide policy-makers.
Health 08-10-2013

Borg, EU health ministers push Parliament to adopt tobacco directive

SPECIAL REPORT / The EU's health Commissioner Tonio Borg said he was "confident" that the European Parliament would adopt the highly-debated tobacco directive in Strasbourg this week, after the first vote had been delayed. 
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