Tag Archives: Political parties

07Nov/17

Sex scandals did not stop Berlusconi’s political resurrection

MILAN, ITALY (‪‪NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (FORZA ITALIA) – Four-time former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was once more stealing newspaper headlines on Tuesday (November 7) after his right-wing bloc relished a huge political victory in regional elections in Sicily. Continue reading

27Oct/17

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonian lawmakers vote for independence from Spain, with 70 votes in favor and 10 against.

Catalonia’s regional parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday (October 27) in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain’s constitutional court.

The independence motion was passed in the 135-strong assembly with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and 2 blank ballots, the assembly’s speaker said.

Lawmakers from the Socialist Party, the People’s Party (PP) and Ciudadanos had left the chamber before the vote in protest.

25Sep/17

Split emerges in German far right as co-leader storms out of news conference

BERLIN, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Divisions emerged in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Monday (September 25), a day after it took third place in a national election, as its co-leader said she would not sit in parliament with AfD members. Continue reading

25Sep/17

German market analyst says ‘Jamaica’ coalition will be very difficult

FRANKFURT, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – The Euro slipped 0.4 per cent in early trading on Monday (September 25) after Germany’s election showed surging support for a far-right party that left Chancellor Angela Merkel scrambling to form a governing coalition. Continue reading

24Apr/17

French election relief sends markets soaring

European shares open sharply higher and the euro briefly vaults to five-month peaks after the market’s favoured candidate won the first round of the French election, reducing the risk of another Brexit-like shock. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

24Apr/17

Macron “one step away” from presidency – newspaper

Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron is just “one step away” from the presidency, says France’s Liberation newspaper, after he wins the first round of voting in the country’s election.
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10Apr/17

Berlusconi “saves” Easter lambs, angering Italy’s meat lobby

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has infuriated Italy’s meat industry by joining a vegetarian campaign and “adopting” five lambs that would have been butchered for Easter.
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21Jan/17

Protesters block access to far-right leaders meeting in Koblenz

Protesters voice their anger about a meeting of European far-right politicians in Koblenz.

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02Dec/16
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Pro-EU party wins British local election in Brexit ‘shockwave’

Pro-EU party wins British local election in Brexit ‘shockwave’

LONDON – Britain’s pro-European Union Liberal Democrats party win a parliamentary seat previously held by the ruling Conservatives in a major upset it hailS as a rejection of a “hard Brexit” that would pull the country out of the single market.