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Future EU 09-03-2018

Rebuilding trust in governance and democratic accountability

Some types of sharks must swim constantly in order to keep oxygen-rich water flowing over their gills. If they stop swimming, those sharks slowly die. Political parties are much the same, writes Ruža Tomašić.
EU Elections 2014 05-12-2013

EU threatened by ‘rampant right-wing populism’, warns German think tank

Right-wing populist parties have established themselves with solid electorates in almost all European countries, representing a growing threat for next year’s EU elections, according to a study by the German Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
Future EU 09-01-2013

Stanishev: Making the Commission president more democratic

The Party of European Socialists will have a transparent and democratic process when electing its European Commission presidential candidate, says the group's leader, Sergei Stanishev.
Elections 05-11-2012

Ukraine’s quiet revolution, Part 1

The Ukrainian authorities bring to mind Napoleon's words about a person who fell asleep in a chair standing at the edge of a cliff. Unless the authorities understand the scale of the protest sentiments, they will be hit by a second wave of a tsunami, says Vadym Omelchenko.
Elections 26-10-2012

The elections in Ukraine: What’s next?

The Ukranian Parliamentary elections on Sunday (28 October) will not trigger improved relations between the EU and Ukraine. In fact they could make them worse, says Roman Rukomeda.
Oil and Industry 23-10-2012

What to expect from the Ukrainian elections

Public dissatisfaction in Ukraine is rising but – paradoxically – it is “non-political”. Public willingness to join protests grow not because of the political situation, but due to worsening economic conditions, says Wojciech Kono?czuk.
Elections 13-09-2012

Rutte wins Dutch election as voters choose pro-EU parties

Dutch voters overwhelmingly backed pro-European parties in yesterday's (12 September) general election, choosing centrist parties committed to debt-busting austerity.
EU Priorities 2020 19-05-2009

Polish public TV promotes Libertas

Libertas, the pan-European party founded by controversial Irish millionaire Declan Ganley, appears to be wiping its election rivals from public TV stations, new air-time results show. EURACTIV Poland reports.
EU Priorities 2020 06-05-2009

Trans-European politics ‘to boost EU’s world power’

Only with the proliferation of trans-European parties can we build the "strong and stable democracy" needed to see the EU achieve its potential as a "world power", Bart Kruitwagen, treasurer of the 'Newropeans' party, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview ahead of the European elections.
EU Priorities 2020 15-01-2007

Parliament prepares for mid-term reshuffle

Halfway into its term, the Parliament prepares to vote on a new president, vice-presidents and committee chairs in a reshuffle that sees the far-right bolstered after Romania and Bulgaria's EU accession.
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