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2605, 2019

[Ticker] Voter turnout rises in Europe at EU elections

By |May 26th, 2019|Comments Off on [Ticker] Voter turnout rises in Europe at EU elections

Europeans cast their ballot on Sunday (26 May) in higher numbers than in 2014 at the EU elections which could see a rise in populist parties in the European Parliament. In Germany and France, turnout was already at least 16 percentage points higher in ...

2605, 2019

Thunberg: We can still fix climate, but must start today

By |May 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Thunberg: We can still fix climate, but must start today

Strong appeals from Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and former EU commissioner Connie Hedegaard to take climate to heart when voting in Sunday's European elections.

2605, 2019

Turnout up in Slovakia, with pro-EU liberals scoring high

By |May 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Turnout up in Slovakia, with pro-EU liberals scoring high

EU election turnout has jumped up in Slovakia, where liberals did well on Saturday. But nationalists also scored highly in Slovakia and Latvia, leaks indicate.

2605, 2019

[Ticker] Former EU climate chief cheered by 40,000 activists in Denmark

By |May 26th, 2019|Comments Off on [Ticker] Former EU climate chief cheered by 40,000 activists in Denmark

"Public pressure and political engagement move things", former EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard and conservative Danish politician told cheering crowds at a large climate march in Copenhagen on the eve of European Parliament elections. Police e...

2505, 2019

Belgium votes in hybrid EU-national election

By |May 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Belgium votes in hybrid EU-national election

Belgians will be electing MPs to six parliaments, on top of the European Parliament, with Greens expected to fare well at both the federal and regional levels.

2505, 2019

Irish greens take Dublin in second EU exit poll

By |May 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Irish greens take Dublin in second EU exit poll

Ireland's Green party scored high in EU elections on Friday, in the second pro-European exit poll in the 2019 vote.

2405, 2019

[Agenda] EU election results to trigger top jobs scramble This WEEK

By |May 24th, 2019|Comments Off on [Agenda] EU election results to trigger top jobs scramble This WEEK

After EU citizens go to the polls over the weekend, the political haggling over key EU positions starts immediately next week. And the parliament and member states seem set to clash.

2405, 2019

[EUobserved] Don’t tell the Dutch – but Timmermans ‘won’

By |May 24th, 2019|Comments Off on [EUobserved] Don’t tell the Dutch – but Timmermans ‘won’

The victory of the Dutch EU commissioner is news across the EU, yet the Netherlands is not allowed to publish the official result until Sunday evening.

2405, 2019

EU says goodbye to May with ‘respect’

By |May 24th, 2019|Comments Off on EU says goodbye to May with ‘respect’

EU leaders praised Theresa May's commitment to deliver an orderly Brexit - while they now brace themselves for an even more eurosceptic British prime minister.

2405, 2019

Strache scandal: how big a hit will Austrian far-right take?

By |May 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Strache scandal: how big a hit will Austrian far-right take?

This is a political crisis unprecedented in Austria since the war: the resignation of the vice-chancellor, firing of the interior minister, the mass resignation of FPO ministers, a snap election, and a no-confidence vote in the Austrian parliament on M...

2405, 2019

[Feature] Italy train row exposes competing views of EU

By |May 24th, 2019|Comments Off on [Feature] Italy train row exposes competing views of EU

A planned high-speed railway connection through the Alps between Italy and France has been highly controversial for decades and is pitting governing Italian coalition parties against each other. But the European Commission insists it must go ahead.

2405, 2019

[Ticker] UK’s May announces June 7 resignation date

By |May 24th, 2019|Comments Off on [Ticker] UK’s May announces June 7 resignation date

British prime minister Theresa May announced on Friday she would be resigning on June 7, following her failure three times to get the Brexit withdrawal bill through parliament. "I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal ... sadly I...

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