Thursday

27th Jul 2017

Ticker

Swedish turnout up, celebrities join '#I Will Vote'

In Sweden 'pre-voting' was up 15-20% on Sunday compared to the 2009 EP elections, and polls confirm turnout is likely to be higher than the 45.5% from 2009, possibly 54%. To counter the rise of Europe's far-right, 53 Swedish celebrities joined '#I Will Vote' urging young people to vote.

Opinion

Stop blaming Trump for Poland’s democratic crisis

If you were to judge events purely on the US media's headlines, you would be forgiven for wondering if the Polish government had anything to do with its recent controversial judicial reforms.

EU Commission sets red lines for Poland on Article 7

The EU executive expects Warsaw to halt the judiciary reform and address concerns over the rule of law, and not to force out supreme court judges, or else the sanctions procedure will start.

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