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European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans gives a joint press on the European Climate Law at the EU headquarters in Brussels on March 4, 2020. John Thys / AFP
European Commission Vice President Frans […]

EU environment ministers give partial nod to new climate law

The environment ministers of the European Union support the proposed new climate law to make Europe green by reducing the carbon level but they left it up to government leaders to strike a consensus.
Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives for a European Union Summit at the Europa building in Brussels on December 12, 2019. - European Union leaders meet without Britain on December 12, but their departing neighbour's absence will not make agreeing a budget any easier. Inside the chamber, the clash over climate take Brexit's place as the dominant theme of the summit, the first to be chaired by incoming EU Council president Charles Michel. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)
Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte a […]

Dutch ‘preachers and salesmen’ lead EU frugality drive

The Netherlands will be at the centre of upcoming talks over European spending on the coronavirus crisis, driven by a mix of traditional Calvinist frugality and political reality, experts say
Former Slovenian PM, current president of the right-wing Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) and winner of the Parliament elections Janez Jansa (R) meets President Borut Pahor to discuss the formation of a coalition in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on June 7, 2018. Photo: Jure Makovec / File
Former Slovenian PM, current president o […]

Slovenia anti-migrant party says will try to form coalition govt

The Slovenian anti-immigration party that came first in last week's election will attempt to form a coalition government, its leader says, despite falling well short of a parliamentary majority.
Viktor Orban appears set to win a third mandate, though 40% of the electorate say they are still undecided. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP
Viktor Orban appears set to win a third […]

Hungary’s Orban set for third mandate after rocky campaign

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, one of Europe's most controversial leaders, looks set to win a third consecutive term in office, despite a galvanised opposition tapping into voters' discontent.
Viktor Orban has implemented a root-and-branch reform of Hungarian state institutions since winning a second term as prime minister in 2010. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP
Viktor Orban has implemented a root-and- […]

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s rebel-turned-patriot premier

Hungary's strongman premier Viktor Orban, running for re-election on Sunday, is a poster boy for nationalists worldwide, the self-styled defender of Christian Europe and scourge of the "globalist elite"
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