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Just the Facts: Dutch Parliamentary Elections, 15 March 2017

Parliamentary elections took place in the Netherlands on Wednesday, 15 March 2017.  The centre-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the centre-left Labour Party had been in coalition since October 2012, with VVD party leader, Mark Rutte, serving as Prime Minister.  On Thursday, 16 March, with 96 per […]

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Just the Facts: European Council, 9-10 March 2017

On Thursday 9 March and Friday 10 March 2017, EU leaders met in Brussels.  At the formal summit on Thursday, EU leaders re-elected Donald Tusk as President of the European Council and discussed a range of issues.  This was followed by an informal meeting on Friday, when the EU27 leaders met […]

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Just the Facts: Northern Ireland Assembly Elections, 2 March 2017

Elections for the Northern Ireland Assembly took place on Thursday, 2 March 2017.  This was the second time in less than a year that the citizens of Northern Ireland had gone to the polls, following the collapse in January of the power-sharing agreement between the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn […]

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Just the Facts: Informal Summit of the European Council, 3 February 2017

On Friday 3 February 2017, EU leaders met in Valletta, the capital city of Malta, for an informal summit.  The meeting consisted of a morning session, in which all 28 EU leaders discussed migration.  This was followed by an afternoon session where the EU27 leaders, excluding UK Prime Minister Theresa […]

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