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Belgium to shut down all seven of its nuclear reactors by 2025
Progressively phasing out nuclear power has been enshrined in Belgian law since 2003.
Dutch parties agree coalition deal to end record nine-month impasse
The negotiations lasted 271 days — a new record for the Netherlands. But it's nothing compared to neighbours Belgium who took 541 days following an election in 2010.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte set to reveal plans for new government
An agreement should be finalised and shared with the four coalition parties on Tuesday.
Bulgaria 'moves closer' to forming coalition to end political crisis
The co-leader of We Continue the Change, Kiril Petkov, has said he was ready to assume the post of prime minister.
Iceland's coalition agrees to govern for four more years
September's election saw the ruling left-right coalition increase their absolute majority in Iceland's parliament.
Romanian MPs approve coalition that will see rotating prime ministers
Under the coalition agreement, Romania will rotate its prime minister every 18 months before the next parliamentary elections.
Parties to reveal coalition deal they hope will propel them into power
The centre-left Social Democrats have been negotiating with the Green party and the pro-business Free Democrats since narrowly winning a national election in September.
Romania could have rotating prime ministers if new coalition approved
The Liberals and Social Democrats may agree to rotate the role of prime minister between the two parties until the next elections in 2024.
Czech president asks head of centre-right coalition to form government
Milos Zeman’s announcement came a day after two coalitions that garnered a majority of votes in October's election signed a power-sharing deal.
Centre-right parties sign coalition deal to form new Czech government
The agreement to form an 18-member government was signed by two party alliances in Prague on Monday.
Czech Republic edges closer to new coalition government
While parties have agreed on a coalition, the forming of a government has been complicated by the ill-health of President Miloš Zeman.
German Greens vote to support formal coalition talks in party congress
Germany's Greens voted in a party congress to support formal coalition talks with the Social Democrats and Liberals.
Norway unveils new centre-left goverment amid suspected terror attack
Two of the new ministers in Norway's government are survivors of the 2011 far-right massacre on Utøya island.
Former PM Dacian Cioloș tasked with forming new Romanian government
Romania's former prime minister Dacian Cioloș has been appointed to try and form a new government.
Norwegian parties agree to form a centre-left minority government
Norway's Labour and Centre parties say they have agreed to form a minority coalition government after weeks of talks following September's election.
Talks over Germany's 'traffic light coalition' begin on Thursday
Germany's Greens and Liberals say they want to hold negotiations on a new governing coalition under the leadership of Olaf Scholz's Social Democrats which narrowly won the country's election.
'Political speed dating' as coalition talks intensify in Germany
Social Democrat leader Olaf Scholz has said he wants to form a new government before Christmas.
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Europe’s week: Sarkozy guilty, German election and Polish 'pushbacks'
These were the key stories occupying minds in Brussels this last week.
Dutch political leaders meet to resolve stalled coalition talks
The last general election six months ago failed to produce a governing coalition in the Netherlands.
Norway's Labour party holds coalition talks in bid to form government
The leaders of the Labour, Centre and Socialist Left parties have met in Oslo for coalition talks for the first time since this month's election.
Romania's government faces confidence vote after party quits coalition
Ministers from the second-largest party in the ruling coalition resigned on Monday following the dismissal of Romania's Justice Minister last week.
Romania's government in crisis after dismissal of justice minister
A junior party in Romania's ruling coalition has called on Prime Minister Florin Cîțu to resign after he dismissed the justice minister on Wednesday.
Netanyahu misses deadline, political future in question
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has missed a midnight deadline for putting together a new coalition government.
Boyko Borissov says he will not be Bulgaria's next prime minister
Borissov's centre-right GERB party won the most seats in last week's election but fell well short of a majority.
Madrid set for early elections after regional government collapses
Spain's political landscape has been shaken after the regional government in Madrid split and called an early election.
Why did it take so long to form Belgium's new 'Vivaldi' coalition?
The alliance of parties from four distinct political backgrounds, nicknamed after the famous composer's "Four Seasons", follows 653 days of temporary arrangements.