# Election year

Winning European People's Party (EPP) leadership candidate, Manfred Weber, celebrates with his supporters after the result of the ballot in Helsinki, Finland, on November 8, 2018. Photo: Markku Ulander / Lehtikuva / AFP
Winning European People's Party (EPP) le […]

Europe’s political right picks Weber to lead election fight

Europe's main right-wing parties choose German MEP Manfred Weber to lead them into next year's European election campaign, perhaps giving him a shot at the EU's most powerful post.
ARCHIVE - 03.05.2018, Belgium, Brussels: Manfred Weber (CSU), leader of the Group of the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, comes to a working breakfast before a Cabinet meeting in the Bavarian representation. According to German Commissioner Oettinger, Weber would be a good candidate for the European elections in May 2019. Photo: Sven Hoppe / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
ARCHIVE - 03.05.2018, Belgium, Brussels: […]

Manfred Weber launches bid for top EU job after 2019 elections

Bavarian politician aims to become Commission president. But he still has major obstacles to overcome.
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.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference with UN Secretary-General after their meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 16, 2018. Photo: John Thys / AFP
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junc […]

Juncker calls for respect for new Italy govt

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker calls for Italy's new eurosceptic government to be treated with respect, having told Italians to stop blaming the EU for the country's problems.
Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, gives a speech at the opening of the Ludovika Campus of the National University of Administration. Photo: Attila Volgyi/Xinhua/dpa/archive
Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, […]

Orban victory draws cheers and warnings

Right-wing leaders in France, Italy, Israel, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany congratulate Orban, who will be governing Hungary for a third consecutive term after winning the country's parliamentary election.
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.