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Feb 11 2016

Between Presidential and Parliamentary elections – which way in the EU-Belarus relations?

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By Katarzyna Sobieraj Given the numerous acute problems that the EU must face at the moment – the refugee crisis, the security situation after the recent terrorist attacks, a war in Ukraine, and the threat of Brexit – Belarus is … Continue reading

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Dec 14 2015

Why Ciudadanos’ Albert Rivera is the candidate best placed to oust Mariano Rajoy as Spanish PM

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By Jose Javier Olivas Spain will hold a general election on 20 December, with opinion polls indicating a tight contest between four parties for the largest share of the vote – the governing People’s Party (PP), who have a small … Continue reading

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Sep 28 2015

A bitter victory for Catalan pro-independence nationalists

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By Jose Javier Olivas This time the polls got it right. The nationalist pro-independence coalition Junts pel Sí (‘Together for Yes’) won the elections. But arguably this has been a bitter victory. Their 62 seats are insufficient to rule the … Continue reading

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Jun 29 2015

The electoral success of the Danish People’s party: Something rotten in the state of Denmark?

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By Julie Uldam Recently the Danes voted in a centre-right coalition led by the liberal party Venstre. Opinions polls had indicated a close race, with a slim majority for the centre-right government (52.3 %). And that was indeed how it … Continue reading

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Jun 11 2015

Greece’s creditors are paying the price for not relaxing their conditions prior to the 2015 election

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By Stephanie J. Rickard With no deal reached between Greece and its creditors despite months of negotiations over the release of further financial assistance, the country opted to delay a €300 million debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that … Continue reading

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Feb 26 2015

Who wanted what? An aftermath of the Public debate on Greek Elections

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By Vasileios Bougioukos and Bernard H Casey One of the possible surprises of the elections in Greece last month, was that SYRIZA didn’t poll particularly well amongst pensioners. After all, these people had suffered pretty draconian cuts, with the 2010 … Continue reading

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Feb 5 2015

Greek elections 2015: the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

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By Sotirios Zartaloudis SYRIZA’s recent electoral victory attracted global attention. This commentary will try to explain SYRIZA’s surprise move to form a coalition government with the far-right party ANEL arguing that both parties share a worldview that explains their co-operation. … Continue reading

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Jan 28 2015

The End of Austerity in Europe? 

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By Max Hänska After a spectacular swing to the left, away from a political establishment that ruled the country uninterrupted for decades, Greece’s election signals the changed mood that is taking hold of Europe. Austerity has failed. What economists have … Continue reading

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Jan 26 2015

Syriza’s win and the Greek elections: many shades of grey

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By Maria Kyriakidou Reading the press headlines all over Europe today, one gets the impression of a schizophrenic Europe, with images of glory and gloom about what Syriza’s win means for the future of the Eurozone being painted by different … Continue reading

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Jan 5 2015

‘The Future has just started’: The Greek National Elections and the end of Austerity in Europe

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By Marina Prentoulis After three voting rounds, the Greek coalition government has failed to secure the support of 180 MPs in order to appoint a new president. According to the constitution, the Greek parliament was dissolved on the 31st of … Continue reading

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