European Election 2019 Conclusions

European Election 2019 Conclusions

It may seem that a ‘Rise of the Right’ is populating Western politics; in an ideological  transition that hit its peak with the success of Nigel Farage and his Brexit party at the European Elections on 29th May 2019. Whilst to some it may have seemed frivolous to even be...

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MEPs vote against the publication of their expenses

MEPs vote against the publication of their expenses

423 of 751 Members of the European Parliament voted against the mandatory publication of how they spend their monthly €4,342 General Expenditure Allowance (GEA). The allowance is meant to cover the cost of office rent, computers, telephones and other office related expenses. MEPs currently receive a €52,000 lump sum, a...

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3 in 4 Europeans blame EU for high unemployment

3 in 4 Europeans blame EU for high unemployment

Despite the EU unemployment rate being 8.6%, its lowest rate since 2009, the majority of Europeans want the EU to do more to address the issue, according to a Eurobarometer survey.    77% of the 28,000 European’s surveyed said that they want more EU action to reduce the unemployment rate,...

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