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Just the Facts: Hungarian General Election, 8 April 2018

The Hungarian electorate went to the polls on Sunday, 8 April to elect a new Parliament. Sunday’s election saw a high voter turnout and with 98 per cent of results reported, Fidesz-KDNP are expected to be elected for a third consecutive term in office and achieve a two-thirds majority in […]

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Just the Facts: European Council Summit 22-23 March 2018

On Thursday, 22 March, the European Council met in Brussels to discuss a wide range of issues including trade, digital taxation, Turkey and the Salisbury attack.  On Friday, 23 March, leaders met in an EU27 format to discuss the ongoing Brexit negotiations and adopt guidelines on the framework for the […]

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Just the Facts: Italian General Election, 4 March 2018

The Italian electorate went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new Parliament made up of the Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) and the Senate (Upper House).  The centre-left Democratic Party (PD) had been in power since the last general election in February 2013.  The anti-establishment Five Star Movement […]

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Just the Facts: Informal European Council meeting, 23 February 2018

On Friday, 23 February 2018, the European Council met in Brussels at an informal meeting to discuss the EU’s long-term budgetary plans and Institutional issues.  Brexit, relations with Turkey, and Syria were also discussed.  The meeting took place under the Leaders’ Agenda and as the discussions were future-orientated, leaders met […]

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