Tuesday, July 14, 2020
What can be expected from Emmanuel Macron's newly reshuffled government  amid the COVID-19 crisis and ahead of the 2022 presidential race? Overall, the new appointments confirm a shift to the centre-right of his "La République en Marche" (LREM) movement, to the...
The steak restaurant that Jean-Pierre Le Bot co-owns in the French city of Nantes had been shut for 11 weeks, so when officials gave the go-ahead for it to open on Tuesday, he was not going to wait a...
At the start of this crisis, Angela Merkel claimed that the European Union was facing its biggest challenge since its foundation. "Everyone has been hit equally by this and it must be in the interest of everyone, and of Germany,...
In the battle against coronavirus, Swiss soldiers are using smartphones to test a new contact tracing application that could prevent infections while also protecting users’ privacy. Switzerland hopes to launch the app on May 11 based on a standard, developed...
Romania faces the prospect of early elections after Ludovic Orban’s minority centrist government lost a no-confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday. The motion brought by the left-wing opposition Social Democrats (PSD) against Orban’s Liberal Party (PNL) – in protest at...
 French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said that the government was committed to overhauling the country's pension system after talks with the heads of trade unions to end 15 days of strikes. The head of France's powerful CGT union, Philippe Martinez,...
A nationwide strike has severely disrupted schools and public transport across France. Workers are angry at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions. Police, lawyers and hospital and airport staff are joining school and transport workers for a general...
Incumbent President Klaus Iohannis won the first round of the Romanian presidential elections held on Sunday. Exit polls showed him as a clear winner, with Social Democrat leader Viorica Dancila in second place. An exit poll conducted by IRES pollster showed...
An Albanian court found former interior minister Saimir Tahiri guilty on Thursday of abuse of office but innocent of trafficking drugs, and sentenced him to three years probation. Prosecutors wanted Tahiri, once one of the closest associates of Prime Minister...
Around 600,000 supporters of Catalan independence rallied in Barcelona on the region's main holiday on Wednesday, according to an estimate from the city's police force. The day marks the fall of Barcelona in the Spanish War of Succession in 1714....

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