Politics

Analysis: This Year’s European Parliament Elections Can Reshape The EU

The European Parliament is holding elections in May. However, the normally staid procedure is of outsized importance this year, in…

After Budget Fails, Snap Elections Called for in Spain

Spain is heading for its third general election in four years, to be held on April 28th. Under Spanish law,…

Changing Signs and Changing Times: North Macedonia Turns Over New Leaf

After the ratification of the Prespes Agreement, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has officially changed its name to North Macedonia.…

Analysis: What Happened At the 5th South EU Summit and Why Does It Matter? (Part I)

The regional gathering, that was launched in Athens in September, 2016, has developed into a perennial meeting amongst Southern European…

What to Expect From the 5th South EU Summit: An Insider’s View From Host, President Nicos Anastasiades

Cyprus will today host the 5th South EU Summit, bringing together the governments of France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus…

‘2019 Should Be the Year of Change – and A Change We Deliver’: An Interview With Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades

South EU Summit: You assumed your duties as President of Cyprus on the 1st of March, 2013 – only a…

Facing Down Conservative Rivals, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Wins Vote of Confidence in Parliament

Greece concluded a dramatic no-confidence vote on Wednesday evening after two days of debate, acting as something of a referendum…

Pressure Builds – and Sanctions Loom – as Impasse Over the Italian Budget Continues

Worried about the possible effects of overspending, the European Commission demanded Italy trim its high-spending budget plan or else face…

Spain Raises the Bar in Tackling Carbon Emissions With Closure of Coal Mines

Most of Spain’s coal mines will be permanently shut down by the end of the year, thanks to the Socialist-led…

The United States Re-Imposes Sanctions on Iran, While France Leads Europe in Trying to Find a Work-Around

The USA has officially exited the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as “the Iran deal”. Their…
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