Wednesday, 15 July 2020
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Flemish separatists make gains in Belgium local elections

Local elections in Belgium have seen a considerable increase in the vote of the separatist New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) in Dutch-speaking Flanders. It has taken 20 of the 35 districts to become the lar...
Barcelona News

Catalonia elections early

Catalonians go to the polls on 25 November to vote for a new regional parliament but the key issue is greater autonomy from the central Spanish government. The larger than expected independence day...
Amsterdam News

Netherlands vote pro-Europe

After the victory of the centre-right VVD party led by Mark Rutte in the parliamentary election on 12 September he is now faced with the problem of forming a new government. The VVD won 41 seats (u...
Amsterdam News

Elections in the Netherlands

The Netherlands elects a new parliament on 12 September after the fall of the minority government last April over an austerity budget. Polls indicate that the race will be close, between the centre...
Barcelona News

Catalonia rallies for independence from Spain

Over 1.5 million people took part in Catalonia’s national day march on 11 September in Barcelona. It was the largest demonstration that the city had ever seen and the route had to be changed bec...
Brussels News

Fewer expats to vote in Belgium’s local elections

According to figures released by the ministry of home affairs 18.4 per cent of expats from EU countries living in Belgium have registered to vote in the provincial and municipal elections on 14 Octobe...
London News

Boris Johnson returned as mayor of London

Voters in London have returned Boris Johnson, the Conservative party candidate, as mayor of London but only with a narrow victory over his Labour party rival, Ken Livingstone. Johnson won thanks to...
London News

Boris Johnson moves ahead in polls for London mayor

With the election for mayor of London on 3 May Boris Johnson, the Conservative Party candidate, is now moving ahead of his traditional rival, Labour Party candidate Ken Livingstone. The race is still...
London News

Johnson targets women's vote in campaign to stay in office

With just over a week to go until the elections for mayor of London on 3 May the incumbent, Boris Johnson, is promising to create 20,000 part-time jobs to help mothers get back to work if he is re-ele...
London News

London to vote for mayor in May

The elections for mayor of London on 3 May are too close to call at the moment, with the present mayor Boris Johnson (Conservative party) fighting it out against the ex-mayor Ken Livingstone (Labo...
Jersey News

Jersey States elects new council of ministers

Three serving ministers and one member of the States of Jersey who has only just returned to politics were among the five ministers elected in tight contests to the council of ministers by the island
Jersey News

Jersey gets new chief minister

Senator Ian Gorst is Jersey's new chief minister. The former social security minister beat Sir Philip Bailhache by just three votes in an election in the States chamber. Gorst won 27 votes in an open...
Jersey News

Jersey gets new chief minister

Senator Ian Gorst is Jersey's new chief minister. The former social security minister beat Sir Philip Bailhache by just three votes in an election in the States chamber. Gorst won 27 votes in an ope...
Dublin News

Ireland to close Vatican embassy

Ireland has announced that it is to close its embassy to the Holy See, which is based in Villa Spada on Rome
Jersey News

Jersey elections bring new look to the States

The winds of change blew through Jersey
Jersey News

Jersey, Channel Islands, prepares for elections

Jersey will go to the polls on 19 October to elect members of the island parliament, the States Assembly. The States members are composed of senators (who have an island mandate), deputies, who rep...
Jersey News

Jersey and Guernsey examine closer ties

Jersey and Guernsey could one day become one Bailiwick, Chief Minister Terry Le Sueur has said. He has urged islanders not to dismiss such ideas as
Barcelona News

Socialists lose power in Barcelona

In a historic shift the socialist PSC party has lost power of Barcelona for the first time since democratic elections were restored in Spain after General Franco
Jersey News

Freedom of information comes to Jersey, Channel Islands

The rights of the public to access all but the most confidential documents and information held by States of Jersey departments are to be enshrined in law. The new Freedom of Information Law that h...
Jersey News

Jersey and Guernsey appoint representative to Brussels

The British ambassador to Bulgaria has been appointed to take up the post of director of European Affairs at Jersey and Guernsey
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