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Just the Facts: Austrian Parliamentary Elections 2017

Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on Sunday, 15 October 2017.  The Social Democratic Party, led by Chancellor Christian Kern, had been in coalition with the Austrian People’s Party since 2013. Provisional results indicate that the Austrian People’s Party won the biggest share of the vote, but do not have […]

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Just the Facts: German Federal Elections 2017

Federal elections were held in Germany on Sunday 24 September 2017.  The centre-right Christian Democrat alliance (CDU-CSU) led by Chancellor Angela Merkel had been in a ‘grand coalition’ with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) since November 2013. Provisional results released by the Federal Returning Officer indicate that the CDU-CSU remain […]

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Just the Facts: State of the European Union Address, 2017

President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, delivered his third annual ‘State of the European Union’ address at the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday, 13 September 2017.  The forward-looking speech, entitled ‘Catching the Wind in Our Sails’, took stock of the achievements of the past year and set out the […]

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Just the Facts: EU and UK Documents and Position Papers on Brexit

European Movement Ireland has sought to provide a comprehensive list of the EU and UK documents and position papers, as well as Irish government documents, which have been released to date. Introduction On 29 March 2017, the UK invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, formally beginning the […]

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