The European Parliament declared Friday (10 January) that jailed Catalan separatist Oriol Junqueras is no longer an MEP, stripping him of the immunity his supporters hoped would see him freed.
By Georgi Gotev|2020-01-08T07:15:19+00:00januar 8th, 2020|Catalan independence, Charles Michel, ERC, News, Pablo Casado, Pablo Iglesias, Partido Popular, Pedro Sanchez, Podemos, PSOE, socialists, Spain, Spanish elections, Ursula von der Leyen, Vox|
Spain's parliament on Tuesday (7 January) narrowly confirmed Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez as premier for another term, paving the way for the country's first-ever coalition government since its return to democracy in the 1970s.
Portugal's ruling Socialists won Sunday's (6 October) parliamentary election but fell short of an outright majority, meaning Prime Minister António Costa will need to negotiate a new deal with one or both of his far-left allies in the previous legislature.
By Alexandra Brzozowski|2019-03-28T08:42:53+00:00marec 28th, 2019|EPP, EU chief prosecutor, European elections 2019, European Parliament, Fidesz, Laura Codruta Kovesi, manfred weber, News, Romania, rule of law, socialists|
MEPs and EU government representatives failed to reach an agreement on the appointment of the bloc’s first chief prosecutor on Wednesday (27 March), following disagreements over the potential hiring of Romania’s former anti-corruption chief Laura Codruţa Kövesi. The talks were the second...
By Georgi Gotev|2019-03-18T08:53:21+00:00marec 18th, 2019|2019 European elections, Bulgaria, Elena Yoncheva, EPP, global migration pact, Istanbul Convention, Joseph Daul, Kornelia Ninova, News, PES, Sergei Stanishev, socialists, Viktor Orbán|
Sergei Stanishev may be the leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES), but his authority in his home country Bulgaria is under pressure.
Albanian police used teargas Tuesday (26 February) to disperse hundreds of opposition protesters who tried to prevent ruling Socialist MPs from entering parliament.
By Georgi Gotev|2019-02-27T08:35:34+00:00februar 27th, 2019|Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, CVM, EPPO, European Parliament, european public prosecutor, Frans Timmermans, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, rule of law, socialists, Věra Jourová|
Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the former chief of Romania’s anti-corruption agency (DNA) who is one of the three shortlisted candidates to become the EU's first-ever chief prosecutor, emerged as the favourite after a hearing in the European Parliament on Tuesday (26 February).
The 'grand coalition' of the centre-right and left groups in the European Parliament is set to end after May's European elections, according to a projection by VoteWatch, the Brussels-based think-tank famous for monitoring how MEPs vote, published on W...
By Georgi Gotev|2018-12-10T07:39:53+00:00december 10th, 2018|Alexander Stubb, EPP, European elections 2019, Frans Timmermans, Jean-Claude Juncker, manfred weber, Maroš Šefčovič, News, Pedro Sanchez, PES, Poland, rule of law, socialists, Spitzenkandidaten|
Europe’s socialist parties on Saturday (8 December) chose Dutch politician Frans Timmermans to lead them in May elections and to succeed his boss Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission. Delegates voted in Timmermans, currently first vice president of the EU’s powerful...
Romania's Minister for foreign affairs Victor Negrescu has resigned just weeks before the country takes on the EU's six-month rotating presidency in January, media reported Saturday (10 November).