About: referendums

Euro & Finance 03-01-2017

Slovak PM Fico urges end to referendum ‘adventures’ in EU

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico urged other European leaders on Monday (2 January) to stop calling referendums on domestic issues, saying they posed a threat to the EU and to the euro.
Global Europe 25-11-2016

The Brief: Renzi’s Roman roulette referendum

Italians have the chance to give Matteo Renzi, their prime minister, a bloody nose in less than two weeks when he holds his reform referendum.
Central Europe 10-10-2016

Protests in Hungary after closure of main critical newspaper

Hungary's largest broadsheet newspaper Népszabadság has stopped publication, with journalists and the opposition alleging government pressure.
Brexit 04-10-2016

Stephen Clarke: ‘Brexit validated British society’s deep-seated prejudices’

100 days after the Brexit referendum, British writer Stephen Clarke spoke to EURACTIV France about the campaign’s lies, the British press and France’s “opportunistic” political class.
Elections 26-09-2016

Referendums, France’s new election fad

Since Brexit, many of the candidates for the 2017 French presidential election have been campaigning to leave the EU or renegotiate the treaties. Some hope to validate these positions with referendums.
Brexit 19-09-2016

Switzerland and EU head – politely – for the rocks

As all eyes focus on Brexit - where everything has changed but nothing has started - there is another proud European democracy which would like to shut its doors to immigrants but keep open the EU’s doors to its goods and services – Switzerland, writes Denis MacShane.

Syriza vows to abolish lawmakers’ immunity, hold more referendums

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday (25 July) called for the abolition of parliamentary immunity for lawmakers and for more referendums to boost direct democracy.
Euro & Finance 05-07-2016

Why Germany has had enough of Juncker

According to the Sunday Times, Angela Merkel sees Jean-Claude Juncker as "part of the problem" with the EU. But it was she who installed him at the head of the European Commission in 2014. So why the change of mind now? EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Euro & Finance 04-07-2016

Emmanuel Macron calls for an EU-wide referendum on Europe

The French minister for economy has said Europe needs to find long-term perspective, define its values and lay out a plan for the next 15 years, to be validated by an EU-wide referendum. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Brexit 27-06-2016

Brexit contagion reaches French presidential campaign

After Brexit, the movement for referendums on EU membership has picked up momentum in other countries. It is even becoming a central theme of France's 2017 presidential campaigns. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 22-06-2016

Italy’s 5 Star Movement wants euro referendum

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star movement, buoyed by its big gains in local elections, used its resurgent strength to press demands for a national a referendum on whether to keep the euro.
Brexit 22-06-2016

Le Pen calls for ‘exit’ referendums across the EU

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called Tuesday (21 June) on all European Union members to follow Britain's example in holding a referendum on remaining in the bloc.
Brexit 13-06-2016

Dutch PM says he’s ‘totally against referendums’

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte today (13 June) admitted a referendum called by eurosceptic groups on whether to back closer ties between Ukraine and the EU had been "disastrous" after voters soundly rejected the pact.
Elections 20-04-2016

Ivan Krastev: Referendums cannot negotiate with each other

It is impossible that 20 % of the Dutch voters should take hostage of a common EU policy. The EU created a gifted class of intellectuals and bureaucrats and others, but they really lack a genuine political experience, Ivan Krastev told EURACTIV Slovakia in an exclusive interview.
Trade & Society 15-04-2016

Dutch voters now demanding referendum on TTIP

EXCLUSIVE / Dutch voters want a referendum on the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), throwing into doubt the future of the US-EU free trade deal, nine days after the country's 'no' vote in a plebiscite on an EU-Ukraine association agreement.

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