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Elections 07-10-2015

Coelho faces difficulties forming government

Portugal's president asked Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Monday (5 October) to form a government, following an inconclusive election which denied the centre-right leader a parliamentary majority.
Future EU 19-06-2009

Socialists agree to disagree on Barroso

A prolonged meeting of EU socialist and centre-left leaders held yesterday (18 June), just ahead of the EU summit, ended with confused statements. While all centre-left prime ministers have agreed to back Barroso, MEPs from the PES group seem poised to vote against him.
Brexit 09-06-2009

Former MEP: UK far-right success ‘won’t last’

The election success of the far-right British National Party (BNP) does not signal a major shift to the right in UK politics, according to former British Labour MEP Richard Corbett, who lost his seat to the BNP in last weekend's European election.
EU Priorities 2020 20-04-2009

Socialist-Liberal clash marks EU campaign start

In an attempt to drum up public interest in the European elections, socialist and liberal parties launched scathing attacks on one another last week in a series of press releases and open letters published in the Belgian press.
EU Priorities 2020 18-03-2009

Czech opposition adopts EU discourse in upcoming elections

'We are all Europeans' is the gist of the campaign manifesto published by the main oppsition Czech political parties for the upcoming European elections in June. Adopting the euro, ratifying the Lisbon Treaty, energy security and tackling of the economic crisis feature highly among the issues candidates will address in their campaign. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
EU Priorities 2020 12-03-2009

MEP: EU attracts politicians fed up with ‘ya-boo’ UK politics

Female politicians in the UK do well in the European Parliament as it offers "the sort of politics women like to be associated with" and is "much more collegial, much more consensual and less confrontational 'ya-boo' boy politics of Westminster," the leader of the UK Labour delegation in the European Parliament, Glenis Willmott, told EURACTIV in an interview.