Politics

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…

EU Equal Pay Day Shines Light on Region’s Gender Pay Gap

With 16% of the working year left, November 3rd symbolizes the day when women in the EU stop earning money…

Agreement Between Spanish Government and Left-Leaning Party Signals Shift Away from Austerity

Last week Spain’s Socialist Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, struck a deal with Podemos, a left-wing party, that aims to improve…

Malta Leads Europe – and the World – in Gay Rights

It may be surprising to some to learn that a small island nation in the central Mediterranean is the best…

Macron Pushes Ahead with Reform Agenda, Including Billions in Tax Cuts in 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing ahead with the country’s largest labour market reforms in the 2019 budget. “I will…

Spain Could Replace UK in Post-Brexit EU Leadership Void

When Britain leaves the European Union next March, it will leave a void of political leadership within the EU as…

EU Countries Pledge Funds to Women’s Empowerment

Last month, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini made an inspiring announcement for advocates of women’s empowerment: the EU will…
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