Elections

The populist challenge
Quo vadis, Europe? After the crucial electoral year of 2017, populism has not disappeared. In 2018, another 10 EU countries - including Italy, Ireland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Finland and Sweden - will hold general, presidential or local elections. Traditional parties are holding their breath again, facing the rise of populist rivals. How will Europe respond to this ongoing challenge to the established order?
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.
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