Italy’s ruling parties call for lowering voting age to 16

By |oktober 1st, 2019|elections, Italy, News, voter turnout, youth vote|

Italy's coalition parties said on Monday (30 September) they were in favour of reducing the minimum voting age to 16, in a move which analysts said would increase the electorate by about 1 million people.

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Denmark’s Social Democrats set to win election on anti-immigration platform

By |junij 5th, 2019|Danish elections, Danmarks liberale parti, Dansk Folkeparti, Denmark, Det Radikale Venstre, elections, EU, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Mette Frederiksen, News, social democrats, Socialdemokraterne, Venstre|

Denmark's Social Democratic Party is set to triumph in Wednesday's (5 June) general election, as polls suggest a surge in support for Mette Frederiksen's outfit, following a transformation of the party's stance on immigration after the 2015 national ballot.

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Could obesity be a predictor of the next political mayhem?

By |junij 4th, 2019|Brexit, Donald Trump, elections, News, obesity, voting behaviour|

Unexpected political upheavals such as Brexit or Trump's election could have been foreseen if the obesity rate has been taken into consideration as a socio-economical marker, a nutrition expert provocatively said in this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow.

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EU country briefing: Denmark

By |marec 28th, 2019|Country Briefing, Denmark, elections, News|

Denmark was the first Nordic country to join the EU. It did so in 1973, together with the UK and Ireland, after a referendum in which 63.3% of people voted in favour. Its application to join came mainly out of a practical necessity to maintain close tr...

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Pascal Durand: ‘Sometimes you have to fight behind enemy lines’

By |marec 19th, 2019|elections, France, Green Party, News|

The European election campaign will see French Green Party representative Pascal Durand joining forces with President Macron’s La République En Marche (LREM), a party not exactly known for its ecological sensitivity. EURACTIV France reports.

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European elections also important for countries striving to join EU

By |februar 7th, 2019|Dušan Reljić, elections, EU elections 2019, Ksenija Milenković, News, Serbia, Suzana Grubješić|

Although Serbian citizens will not vote in the European Parliament election in May, its outcome is certainly of interest to them because it will affect the future course and pace of the EU candidate country's negotiations with Brussels.

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EU says ‘doubts remain’ over DR Congo election result

By |januar 21st, 2019|African Union, Catholic church, Democratic Republic of Congo, elections, News|

The EU said Sunday (20 January)  that "doubts remain" over the result of the DR Congo's disputed election, after the country's highest court declared Felix Tshisekedi president, outraging opponents.

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World reaction cautious to disputed DR Congo vote result

By |januar 11th, 2019|bad governance, democratic deficit, DR Congo, elections, News|

Foreign leaders reacted cautiously to the outcome of DR Congo's presidential election Thursday (10 January), with many choosing not to congratulate the man declared winner and appealing for disputes to be settled peacefully.

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DR Congo to vote in end-of-an-era poll

By |december 18th, 2018|bad governance, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ebola, elections, Joseph Kabila, News, Sanctions, violence|

Democratic Republic of Congo goes to the polls this week in elections which could see the country emerge from 17 years of conflict-ridden rule under controversial President Joseph Kabila.

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Study: EU regional policy influences how people vote

By |december 12th, 2018|cohesion policy, EA Cohesion, elections, Emmanuel Macron, ESF, EU cohesion policy, EU structural funds, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), News|

Voters who are aware of EU support in their region vote in larger number for pro-Europe politicians. However, EU structural funds remain largely unknown - and often inefficient. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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