As well as being a litmus test for the government in Rome, Sardinia’s election is also being watched carefully to see how the coalition partners might fare in May’s European elections.
In this edition: political infighting between Hungary's Orban and the EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker threatens to poison the European parliament's largest political grouping ahead of May's elections and Microsoft exposed potential Russia-linked hacking of European think-tanks.
We mark 100 days to the European elections with a profile of a first-time voter. Meanwhile in Strasbourg current MEPs vote on controversial fisheries deal, and Belgium is forced to confront its colonial past.
Robert Biedron's progressive Wiosna or Spring party aims to challenge the centre-right status quo that has permeated the Polish political scene for the past 14 years.
With the EU elections scheduled to take place in May, large tech companies have been warned to be aware of fake news. The EU's commissioner for security warned of the impact fake news could have on election proceedings.
Former centre-left Austrian chancellor Christian Kern will seek to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker in the 2019 European Parliament elections. The pro-European Kern’s candidacy will hope to provide a balance to growing nationalist forces throughout the continent.