VÅGER SKOTTENE Å TA SPRANGET?
Politics in Scotland is quite dynamic and became even more so on May 6, 2021, during the regional elections in the United Kingdom, which included elections for the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Scotland’s future is now set on a possible collision course with the conservative-led government in Westminster, and the outcome may well be independence and a breakup of the United Kingdom.
KAN DET BRTISKE ARBEIDERPARTIET GJENVINNE TILLITEN?
In last month’s local elections in the United Kingdom, the Labour Party clinched one seat by the toss of a coin. The vote count for a position on the Barnsley Council in northern England found the Labour and Conservative candidates tied for first place. Calling heads or tails was the only way to break the deadlock. It can sometimes seem as if the fate of the Labour Party as a whole is similarly hanging in the air.
MARINE LE PEN PÅ OFFENSIVEN FORAN LOKALVALG I FRANKRIKE
At 4am on weekdays, Isabelle often thought about the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen. An airport worker in her 50s, she had a pre-dawn commute along the Côte d’Azur and spent it worrying that her pension wouldn’t be enough, that crime was increasing. She began to believe the far right’s promise to give “national priority” to French people over non-nationals in jobs, housing and welfare, driven by her feeling that “immigrants” seemed to be doing better than her.
FORAN EN SPENT SOMMER I NORD-IRLAND
They gathered in their thousands at the top of the Shankill Road with banners and drums to send a message to the far side of the Irish Sea, where a treacherous prime minister played his charade in a kingdom no longer fully theirs.
FORHOLDET TIL KATALONIA KONFLIKTFYLT I MADRID
On Sunday thousands of people, among them the leaders of the three parties on Spain’s right, will once again gather in the Madrid square that boasts the world’s largest Spanish flag to protest against the Socialist-led government’s handling of the Catalan independence crisis.
BIDEN VIL REPARERE FORHOLDET MELLOM USA OG EUROPA
At the NATO summit, President Biden will have to deal with Donald Trump’s pernicious legacy. The biggest challenges include Russia and Turkey, both of which have undermined the alliance solidarity.
RUSSLAND OG KINA ØKER SIN INNFLYTELSE PÅ BALKAN
Even after Brexit, there is one part of Europe where both the U.K. and the EU must urgently refocus their efforts and work together: the Balkans.
The south-eastern European region serves as a microcosm of the challenges that U.K., the EU and allies across the West face globally, and as a significant test of our capacity to meet them.
ELENDIG REULTAT FOR VENSTRESIDEN I TYSK DELSTATSVALG
Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) fought off a challenge from the far right in a state election on Sunday that was seen as the last big test for Germany’s political parties before a national vote in September that will end the chancellor’s 16 years atop German politics.
VENEZIA KVELES AV TURISME
Anti-cruise ship campaigners in Venice claim they were “deceived” by the Italian government as hundreds protested against huge vessels docking in the historic city’s port on Saturday.
DET ENESTE BUDDHISTISKE OMRÅDET I EUROPA
In the extreme southeast of Europe lies Kalmykia, a republic of Russia. Mostly Buddhists live here. For the 12th part of our series «Extreme Places» we payed the region a visit.
KAN SKOTLAND BLI SELVSTENDIG?
After its victory in Scotland’s May 6 parliamentary elections, the Scottish National Party (SNP) vowed to hold a new referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. However, pro-independence forces will face opposition from London, and the implications of an independent Scotland for the European Union—and for other European independence movements—remain unclear.
MIGRANTER KAN BRUKES SOM POLITISK PRESSMIDDEL MOT EUROPA
On the outskirts of the Spanish city of Ceuta, a warehouse has been hastily transformed into a makeshift shelter for young people, their actions watched over by hired security. Days after joining an unprecedented influx of 8,000 migrants into Spain, the fate of these minors who arrived alone has become a thorny issue, stretching far beyond the north African enclave.
ØSTERRIKES KANSLER I HARDT VÆR
The political future of Austria’s high-flying chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, is in question after it emerged that he is being investigated for lying to a parliamentary committee during the “Ibizagate” affair.
EUROPA ÅPNER OPP
MADRID/LONDON – As its vaccination drive reaches a third of adults and COVID-19 infections ease, Europe is starting to reopen cities and beaches, raising hopes that this summer’s holiday season can be saved before it is too late.
TRE KANSLERKANDIDATER I TYSKLAND
This fall, a politician with the Green Party could become German chancellor for the first time. Annalena Baerbock is a far more dynamic candidate than her conservative and center-left competitors – and she could be poised for a senior position in the next government, if not the country’s top political office.