This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
In this episode we examine the issues facing British voters ahead of the country's general election and the EU's plans to boost the bloc's military and defence strategy.
Marion Marechal-Le Pen – niece of Marine, who lost out in the race to become France’s next president – is to quit politics.
The former prime minister Manuel Valls is the first high-profile defection since Macron's election win on Sunday.
In Armenia, the ruling Republican party of the country’s president is in the lead after legislative elections on Sunday.
Results in Montenegro’s general election are pointing to a win for Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and his pro-Western, Democratic Party of Socialists.
A proposal by Germany's Bundesbank to raise the national retirement age to 69 by 2060 has sparked heated debate in the country.
But who are the two candidates for the presidential run-off?
Poland’s new prime minister has been officially confirmed as Beata Szydlo from the right-wing Law and Justice party. In last month’s election the
A pious, pan-Islamist, moderate conservative, Ahmet Davutoğlu beat election predictions with a gentle style. In Konya Province, in the central
The streets of Diyarbakir are quiet, despite the result of Sunday’s general election in Turkey. It is marked contrast from the poll in June, when the
Egyptians voted on Tuesday in run-off elections after no clear winner emerged in the first round. Voter apathy and low turnout marked round one of
Poland’s eurosceptic opposition claimed victory on Sunday (October 25) in a watershed election that risks putting the country at odds with its
Investors are hoping that whoever wins Turkey’s upcoming election will revive the country’s once-admired pace of growth and economic reform. The
Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections could see the return to the political centre stage of its former strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa. In