Search: European Union,Referendum (3 materials)

Italian Referendum Result: A Headache for Rome, or for Brussels?

... Russia: the Risk of a Divided Europe Victory in the referendum would not only have given the Renzi cabinet a renewed mandate to carry out further political and economic reforms but would also have substantially strengthened Rome’s position in the European Union — especially in the context of growing social and political instability in many EU countries. The prime minister had already claimed that a favourable outcome to the referendum would mean “Italy would become the leader in Europe”. He also hinted that in time Rome could become the rallying point for a significant proportion of the European South, which would then be in a position to challenge the European ...


A Glorious Defeat

... present the decision as being in its national interest. It had been initially presumed that the referendum on EU-imposed migrant quotas was to affect seriously the international political arena. Western analysts even suggested that the results of the referendum could influence the future of the entire European Union, traditionally invoking a possible rapprochement between Hungary’s prime minister and Russia, the emergence of a “non-liberal” state in Hungary and a possible reappearance of authoritarian conservative regimes within Central ...


Ripples Looming from Scotland's Independence Referendum

... oppressed minority. Hence, the Scottish referendum matters both to the UK and to Europe as a whole. Notably, in anticipation of the referendum, Britain’s main political parties (the Conservatives, Labour, and the Liberal Democrats) have joined forces under ... ... pro-independence sentiment, mainly because of the formidable advance of the UK Independence Party, which wants Britain to leave the European Union. UKIP has scored notable successes against both the Conservatives and the Labour party, making the Scottish wonder ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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