Every government for itself – VoxEurop (English)

Besides its devastating impact on human health and the global economy, the coronavirus epidemic is also a live-action, real-time test of European member states’ capacity for coordination, at a time when intergovernmentalism prevails, lament three Belgium-based academics. While the European Union has certain instruments at its disposal for managing cross-border epidemics, these instruments remain rudimentary. […]

There’s a dark side to Boris Johnson’s government. Even his allies are fed up

Yet despite Johnson’s sunny optimism, a near-constant stream of darker, nastier messages has been seeping out of 10 Downing Street. And the finger of blame is being pointed at Johnson’s most senior adviser, Dominic Cummings. Cummings is one of the most controversial figures in current British politics. Credited with masterminding the successful campaign to leave […]

Austria’s Greens vote to enter government with People’s party | World news

Members of Austria’s Green party voted on Saturday to join a new government led by the conservative former chancellor Sebastian Kurz, clearing the final hurdle for an untested national left-right alliance. The coalition pact approved by their party leadership and Kurz’s People’s party earlier this week was backed by 93% of Green delegates . Out […]

Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the world’s youngest government leader — for the second time

Seven months on, however, Kurz has reemerged and reinvented himself. Whereas in 2017 he was criticized for undermining European values with his embrace of the far right, he is now being hailed as the leader of a liberal-conservative political experiment that could be repeated elsewhere on the continent. Once inaugurated, Kurz would replace 34-year-old Finnish […]

‘Government lethargy’ has allowed compensation culture to flourish, Fianna Fáil TD says

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Robert Troy. Picture: Tom Burke ‘Government lethargy’ has allowed compensation culture to flourish, Fianna Fáil TD says Independent.ie A FIANNA Fáil TD has said that a lack of movement by the Government on compensation culture has incentivised people to take claims. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/government-lethargy-has-allowed-compensation-culture-to-flourish-fianna-fil-td-says-38762594.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38762578.ece/34010/AUTOCROP/h342/81Robert%20Troy1Fiann.jpg Email A FIANNA Fáil […]

LILLEY: Government workers take home more than the people paying the bills

Want a raise? Get a government job. That’s one of the takeaways from a review of public and private sector wages and benefits conducted by the Fraser Institute. Researcher Ben Eisen, a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, reviewed the wages reported to the federal government last year and found public sector employees made more […]

In The House podcast: B.C. government clinging to shrinking surplus

B.C. Finance Minsiter Carole James is watching every dollar government spends as the provincial surplus continues to shrink. Updated: November 27, 2019 B.C. Finance Minister Carole James said Tuesday about balancing the budget: “From my perspective, that’s the job. To make sure you are spending within your means, that you’re balancing the budget.” Don Craig […]

Syrian government troops kill at least 15 people after shelling refugee camp near Turkish border

Syrian government troops have shelled a camp hosting displaced people near the Turkish border, killing at least 15 people, according to opposition activists. The attack came just hours after an air strike on a nearby area killed six civilians. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said government forces shelled camp […]