France, Germany and the Netherlands: The elections that could derail the EU in 2017

France, Germany and the Netherlands: The elections that could derail the EU in 2017

After Brexit rattled the European Union in 2016, a string of high-stakes elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands – along with possibly Italy – could bring even greater uncertainty to the bloc in the year to come. Buoyed by a year of electoral revolts on both sides of the Atlantic, Eurosceptic parties will be […]

French conservatives head to the polls to pick 2017 nominee

French conservatives head to the polls to pick 2017 nominee

French conservatives on Sunday are choosing their nominee for next year’s vital presidential election from among two former prime ministers with deep experience in government and differing views on how to prevent more terror attacks on French soil. The contenders in the conservative’s primary runoff – Francois Fillon, 62, and 71-year-old Alain Juppe – are […]

Ex-Greenpeace activist is French Green Party pick for president in 2017

Ex-Greenpeace activist is French Green Party pick for president in 2017

France’s green party EELV on Monday elected MEP and former Greenpeace activist Yannick Jadot as its candidate for next year’s presidential election. Jadot, 49, won the party’s primary with 54 percent of the vote, defeating fellow MEP Michele Rivasi who took 40.75 percent. An environmentalist and humanitarian who coordinated Greenpeace campaigns in France between 2002 […]