Macron’s crushing victory in the French parliamentary election means he has no excuses for failure
As French President Emmanuel Macron defies expectations in the French legislative elections, Open Europe’s Marta Vokshi argues the pressure is really on him now.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche (LREM) won 350 of 577 seats in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament. The result grants the newly-elected president a commanding parliamentary majority.
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Will the UK be more like Canada or Norway?16/10/2017 16:15:00
In an article originally published on ConservativeHome, Open Europe’s Director Henry Newman writes that despite problems at their conference (and since), the Conservative Party is largely united behind the Government’s Brexit plan as set out in the Prime Minister’s Lancaster House and Florence speeches.
What to expect from Austrian elections16/10/2017 13:25:00
Austria voted for a new parliament on Sunday and fears of a right-wing government coming into power loom large. Open Europe's Leopold Traugott explains what to expect in terms of winners, coalitions and Austria's role in Europe.
Germany votes, again.12/10/2017 13:15:00
With coalition talks in Berlin finally about to start, the German state of Lower Saxony will hold an election of potentially wide-reaching impact on Sunday. Open Europe’s Leopold Traugott explains what to keep an eye on in German politics this month.
The Repeal Bill must pass Committee Stage – and all sides must compromise11/10/2017 13:15:00
As Parliament returns from recess, the Government's energy is again focused on its EU (Withdrawal) Bill. Open Europe's Anders Jay explains that all factions must cooperate to ensure that this vital piece of legislation survives Committee Stage.