Social Democrats

Cars set alight by youths during rampage across Sweden

Groups of youths set fire to cars as they went on the rampage in the Swedish cities of Malmö, Gothenburg and Helsingborg on Monday evening as chaos descended across the country, in attacks Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said looked organised.<p>Sweden has seen a rise in violence in areas with high …

World News

Romanians demand probe of riot police after violence at protest

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - More than a hundred Romanians and rights groups have filed criminal complaints against riot police over the past four days for their violent response to an anti-corruption protest in the capital Bucharest on Friday, prosecutors said.<p>An injured protester is pictured during a …

Demonstration

Police say car arsons coordinated through social media

Up to 80 cars were set on fire Monday night in western Sweden, in what Gothenburg police suspect was a coordinated attack spread via social media.

Sweden

Here's a quick look at the names of all 23

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) approved the registration of 23 new political parties.<p>Here's a quick look at the names of all 23:<p>…

Democratic Party

What happened in the German

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez showed unity over the migrant crisis when they met on Saturday.<p>But what did they decide on? Euronews' Germany Correspondent Jessica Saltz has the answers.<p>What did Merkel agree to in Spain with PM Pedro Sanchez?<p>Merkel …

Europe

Egypt refuses EU′s migrant plans

Egypt said on Sunday that it will not build refugee camps for migrants deported from the European Union if asked. The announcement came after details …

Angela Merkel

Public accounts committee members in favour of delaying Higgins costs analysis

Any examination of the cost of Michael D Higgins’s first term as president should be delayed until after the October presidential election to prevent …

Fianna Fáil

Denmark’s Social Democrats 'at 2015 level' in new poll

The level of support for the two parties is also stable since the previous poll before parliament’s summer recess, according to the survey, which was …

Denmark

Roundup: German politician calls for corporate break-up of U.S. digital tech giants - Xinhua

BERLIN, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- German Social Democrats (SPD) leader Andrea Nahles has called for the break-up of major U.S. technology companies on …

News (China)

Germany’s coal task force can change things for Europe | Financial Times

Expectations have been raised that a decisive point may have been reached in German, and therefore European, energy policy — a moment at which the …

Europe

Romanians Stage Anti-government Protest for 3rd Evening

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of Romanians have gathered for the third consecutive evening to demand the resignation of the …

Europe

Hundreds Injured in Romanian Anticorruption Protests

Police fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters, more than 450 of whom were injured Friday<p>BUCHAREST—Tens of thousands of Romanians took to the streets of the capital over the weekend in anticorruption protests, as opposition politicians warned the health of the country’s young democracy was …

Protest

Romania protests: Thousands rally against government for second night

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tens of thousands of Romanians flooded the capital Bucharest on Saturday for a second night of anti-government protests, a day after violent clashes injured more than 400 people.<p>About 40,000 demonstrators gathered in the city's Victoriei Square, blowing horns and shouting "Resignation!, …

Venezuela

Thousands rally to demand Romanian government resignation

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Thousands of Romanians rallied for a third day running on Sunday against the Social Democrat government in anti-corruption protests, demanding Prime Minister Viorica Dancila step down.<p>The protests in Bucharest and in several other major cities were peaceful, in contrast to the …

Europe

EU-Swiss Treaty ‘Dead As Doornail’ As Labor Boycotts Talks

(EurActiv) — Switzerland’s plan to forge a new treaty cementing ties with the European Union has hit the rocks after the normally pro-Europe centre …

Europe

What Labour’s red lines for coalition should be

‘Let’s stop the posturing, learn from our mistakes and deliver some real benefits for our people’

Great Britain

Opinion: What is happening in Romania is not democracy

In Romania's capital, Bucharest, police are using brutal force against peaceful demonstrators. Those responsible must stand trial, says DW’s Robert …

Europe

Second night of anti-government demonstrations in Bucharest

Tens of thousands of anti-corruption demonstrators have again taken to the streets of Bucharest to call for the resignation of Romania’s ruling Social Democrat government.<p>Expatriates visiting home like Corina from Germany were among those who joined the crowd:<p>"We need a change. we need to change …

Europe

Charlie Flanagan mulls smaller parties deal

A post-general election deal between Fine Gael and smaller political parties including the Independent Alliance has been flagged as a possibility by …

Elections

Democratic socialists are conquering the left. But do they believe in democracy?

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), won New York’s 14th District primary in June, she immediately became a symbol of the potential future of the Democratic Party. Fittingly, she spent last month barnstorming the country for progressive candidates …

Middle-class

Teenage girl shot in Ballymun 'hit by stray bullet'

A teenage girl who was shot in West Dublin may have been hit by a stray bullet, it has been claimed.<p>Locals in Ballymun said the 19-year-old who was …

Crime

YLE: SDP reinforces position as most popular party in Finland

Antti Rinne, the chairperson of the Social Democrats, is currently the frontrunner to lead the next coalition formation negotiations, suggests the …

Finland

Opposition Social Democrats' popularity rises again

In a fresh poll, Finland's biggest opposition party the Social Democrats saw support for their party increase by almost a full percentage point last …

Finland

Unscripted Revolution: Male Subjectivities in Germany, 1918–1919 * | Past & Present

This article aims to shed new light on the German Revolution of 1918/19 by focusing on male subjectivities on both a micro-level and in political …

Oxford University Press

Low-cost, universal care is the least we should expect

<b>By Róisín Shortall</b><p>On Wednesday, the Government finally launched the implementation strategy for Sláintecare, the cross-party roadmap for reform of …

Health Care

Why Germany’s army is in a bad state

DONALD TRUMP says it is “not fair” for Europe’s largest economy to spend proportionally so much less on defence than America does. Germany spends …

Armed Forces

Hottest Summer Bumps Up Climate Fight in Swedish Election

The Swedish election next month was supposed to be all about immigration, but with the sweltering heatwave that’s had the Nordic region’s biggest …

Climate

What the far left and right have in common, in Germany and elsewhere

SITTING down with <i>The Economist</i> in her office in Berlin, Sahra Wagenknecht is restless: “Do we think that anyone can just migrate to Germany and have …

Europe

Bosnia should heed Trump’s message to counter Putin’s aggression

Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Brussels where he rightfully called on fellow NATO members to invest more than 2 percent of their …

Russia

Macedonia: Opposition Boosts Popularity Amid ‘Name’ Deal Debate

By Sinisa Jakov Marusic<p>Macedonia’s right wing VMRO DPMNE party has boosted its popularity in the past three months and is now very close to the main …

Macedonia