November 8, 2019

In Poland’s most recent election, the ruling right-wing party Law and Justice (PiS) narrowly won a second term in office. The election was very close, with PiS only managing to secure 235 seats in the 460-seat assembly of the lower house, failing to increase their majority, and having completely lost control of the upper house.  

During their first term in power, PiS gained a reputation for pushing through legislation at b...

October 27, 2019

Over the past few days, the political tumult surrounding Catalonian independence has finally reached boiling point. Rioters are beginning to face police batons and rubber bullets, whereas Barcelonan hospitals are gradually filling up with injured riot officers. At the centre of the chaos, there’s the Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez, who can’t even enter hospitals for the freedom protestors and doctors blocking his way.

Why is Ca...

October 14, 2019

The former French president Jacques Chirac, an icon in France’s political history with seemingly never-ending luck and one of the longest political careers in Europe, has died aged 86. Chirac, who was head of state from 1995-2007, held one of the longest continuous political careers in Europe – twice president, twice prime minister and 18 years as the mayor of Paris. Yet, Chirac’s impressive time in office was not without scan...

October 10, 2019

On the 29th of September Austrians headed to the polls to decide their future after the collapse of the OVP-FPO government due to ‘Ibizagate’. Despite Sebastian Kurz’s government being the first in the Second Republic to be ousted from power through a vote of no confidence, his party - the Austrian People’s Party - were always on course to win convincingly. The results show that Kurz did even better than expected, holding the...

July 13, 2019

The time has come for the European Union (EU) to pick its new bosses. The president roles up for grabs are that of the European Commission, European Council, European Parliament and European Central Bank, as well as the role of High representative. The EU is ready for its new era. With the results of the recent parliamentary elections revealing significant shifts in its conventional ideological structure, assigning these posit...

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