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Just the Facts: Czech Presidential Election 2018

Presidential elections took place in the Czech Republic over two rounds of voting, which took place on 12-13 and 26-27 January.  Nine candidates stood for election, including the incumbent President, Miloš Zeman, who was re-elected for a second term in office. Background The President of the Czech Republic is elected […]

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Just the Facts | Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

On 1 January, the Republic of Bulgaria took over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Estonia, marking the first time Bulgaria has held the Presidency since joining the EU in 2007.  In 2009, the Lisbon Treaty established a system whereby a trio of Member States […]

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European Council Summit 14-15 December 2017

On Thursday 14 December, the European Council met in Brussels to discuss security and defence, social issues, education and culture, along with climate change and Jerusalem.  On Friday 15 December, leaders met in an EU27 format to review the Article 50 negotiations, as well as to hold a Euro Summit. […]

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Just the Facts: Slovenian Presidential Elections 2017

Presidential elections took place in Slovenia over two rounds of voting, with the first taking place on Sunday, 22 October 2017 and the second on Sunday, 12 November.  Nine candidates stood for election, including the incumbent President, Mr Borut Pahor, who was re-elected for a second term in office. Background […]

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