Election year

The populist challenge
Major EU member states including the Netherlands, France, Britain and Germany are voting in general elections this year, with established parties facing a major challenge from the rise of populist rivals. How will Europe respond to this challenge to the established order?
ARCHIVE - Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU lr), CSU leader Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) and the chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Volker Kauder, strengthened themselves in the Parliamentary Society in Berlin after the exploratory talks on 18.10.2017 a Jamaican coalition between the Union and the FDP. Union, FDP and Greens start sounding for a Jamaican coalition. Photo: Kay Nietfeld / dpa
ARCHIVE - Federal Chancellor Angela Merk […]

German coalition talks: the main battlegrounds

Leaders of the Christian Alliance, which belongs to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats, are continuing consultations on Wednesday to form a governing coalition.
Top candidate for the Pe a Corsica nationalist party for the Corsican territorial election Gilles Simeoni (C) celebrates the results with supporters in Bastia on the French Mediterranean island on December 10, 2017. Photo: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca / AFP
Top candidate for the Pe a Corsica natio […]

Focus on Europe’s separatist movements as Corsican nationalists cement gains

Nationalists on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica have cemented gains in regional elections, underpinned by their demands for greater autonomy from Paris.
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