European elections - updates

Rappler's latest stories on European elections


The biggest world stories of the week: May 26-June 1, 2019

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Here's a roundup of the stories that made headlines across the globe

FIRST PUBLIC STATEMENT. Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves after speaking on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Far-right League victory in EU vote strains Italy coalition

May 27, 2019 - 5:54 PM

With over 99% of ballots counted, the League wins 34.3%, compared to just 6% in the 2014 EU elections, and 17% in the Italian general election in 2018

AFTER EU ELECTIONS. Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini arrives to deliver a press conference after the announcement of initial results during the election-night event for European parliamentary elections on May 26, 2019,in the Lega headquarters northern Milan. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Italy emerges from recession in 1st quarter of 2019

Apr 30, 2019 - 7:18 PM

The return to slender growth is heralded by surprisingly positive industrial output figures in January and February after 4 months of contraction

ITALY. Italy is Europe's second largest manufacturer and was the only European Union member in recession. Turin, Italy image via Shutterstock

Italy's Renzi crushes eurosceptics in surprise EU win

May 26, 2014 - 11:44 PM

This is Italy s moment says Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

VICTORY. Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi Renzi promises to slim down Italy's bloated bureaucracy, overhaul labor laws, create a more efficient justice system, and enact an ambitious privatization plan. Photo by Claudio Peri/EPA

Conservatives win EU vote in Bulgaria: official results

May 26, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Many of the 6 5 million eligible voters however stayed away from the polling stations Voter turnout was only 35

BULGARIA VOTES. A mother with her child vote at a polling station during EU elections in Sofia, Bulgaria on May 25, 2014. The European elections will form a new European Parliament, whose 751 members will help set laws in the European Union for five years to come. Photo by Vassil Donev/EPA

Competitiveness, jobs, growth answer to populists: Merkel

May 26, 2014 - 8:59 PM

Merkels says that because of hight unemployment rates in some European countries there is insufficient trust She wants this to get better in the next five years

Political earthquake in France as far right triumphs in EU vote

May 26, 2014 - 7:05 AM

The National Front led by Marine Le Pen secures 26 of the vote guaranteeing the party around a third of France s 74 seats in the European Parliament

VICTORY. Marine Le Pen leaves the stage after delivering her speech after the far-right National Front is the top vote winner in France's election for the European Parliament, near Paris, France, May 25, 2014. Yoan Valat/EPA

Britain, Netherlands kick off European elections

May 22, 2014 - 9:28 PM

In this elections the winning bloc will for the first time be able to nominate a replacement for outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso