Wed, May 22 2013
THE RIGHT PATH: European Commission President Jose Barroso, seen addressing journalists on June 8 after the European Parliament elections, has had his chances of a second term in office boosted by voters who handed a majority to centre-right parties.
Countries backpedal on support for a second term for European Commission President Jose Barroso in apparent attempts to make gains in bids for EC portfolios.
June 4 to 7 saw the simultaneous conducting of national political surveys rather than a single election.
While the centre-right victories in the European Parliament elections were a boost for Jose Barroso’s bid for a second term as European Commission President, a working coalition of socialists and Greens is moving against him – and proposals to delay a decision could trip him up, too.
The timetable for the class of 2009, from the first sitting to voting on a new European Commission.
Gordon Brown will face renewed calls for his resignation in a catastrophic night for Labour that sees its forecast share of the vote fall below 20 per cent
Centre-right formations in western Europe do well in early exit polls from EU elections. Provisional figures suggest turnout was at an all-time low in some countries, including France (40.5%) and Germany (42.2%).
The two parties in Romania's ruling coalition won the most votes in the June 7 European Parliament elections and are each expected to take one third of the 33 MEP seats on offer, exit polls showed.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has let it be known he would like a second term in office. He has his backers, but his detractors too
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.