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New Democracy  party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis exits the polling booth amid voting for the second round of local elections, in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Constantina Peppa/Reuters

The hefty vote for opposition party New Democracy (ND) in Greece’s local and European polls has precipitated a general election scheduled for July 7th(...)

Former Conservative  MP  Ann Widdecombe   with colleagues from the Brexit Party celebrate it success in the EU elections in London on Monday. Photograph: Tolga AkmenAFP/Getty Images

AUSTRIA The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz shrugged off 10 days of crisis, and his impending dismissal as chancellor, to finish (...)

Fireworks explode above the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year celebrations. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

A Greek correspondent asks why I don’t write more positively about the spirited achievements and fortitude of Greek people in the face of economic, po(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev gives a news conference at the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, last week.  Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

The Macedonian government’s proposed new name for the country faces strong opposition at home and in Greece, damaging hopes of ending a 27-year disput(...)

Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece’s left-wing Syriza party. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Greeks have decided to grant Alexis Tsipras a second term in office as prime minister in a general election that returned his leftist Syriza party (...)

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras. Greek parliament  formally dissolved ahead of the January 25th election. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Greece has formally dissolved parliament ahead of a general election on January 25th. The election has cast the country’s international bailout into d(...)

Greece’s prime minister and leader of New Democracy party Antonis Samaras: made  a surprise announcement that he was bringing the election for a new head of state forward by two months. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

With only four days to go before Greece’s MPs begin voting for the country’s new president, it’s still far from clear how the coalition under prime mi(...)

Supporters of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party in Greece. Photograph: Grigoris Siamidis/Reuters

In the four years to the beginning of 2012, Ireland suffered the worst employment shock any developed economy had ever suffered in living memory. By t(...)