Conservative government

Boris Johnson Comes out with New Plans to Contain Coronavirus in Winter

British PM Boris Johnson is set to announce today how his government plans to control the coronavirus during the fall and winter, news wires reported. At a news conference he is expected to say that mask-wearing, work-from-home advice and social distancing rules that were lifted in July could return if cases climb.

Norway’s leftwing opposition wins general election

Norway's left-wing opposition headed by Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Store won Sept. 13's general election after a campaign dominated by questions about the future of the key oil industry in Western Europe's largest producer.

The left-wing unseated a center-right coalition headed by Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg since 2013.

Protests in Greece over New Refugee Centers

Greek administrative officials and residents of the five Greek Aegean islands accommodating refugees and migrants have staged a protest in Athens against plans to build new camps.

Dozens of protesters from the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos Leros and Kos gathered in front of the interior ministry, carrying placards against projects for new refugee camps.

The Scottish Parliament Votes in Favor of a New Referendum on Independence

The government's proposal to get power to hold a new referendum on Scotland's independence was backed by parliament, National reported.

A majority of MPs (64 to 54) voted in favor of the proposal, arguing that "a referendum must be held for the people of Scotland to decide whether it wants to become an independent state".

Lamda hopes to start huge development at former Athens airport in January

Greece's Lamda Development hopes to secure all the necessary licences to start a huge development of luxury homes and offices at a disused airport site in Athens early next year, its top executive said on Thursday.
The former Elliniko airport, a sprawling site of disused runways, terminals and venues used for the Athens 2004 Olympics, has been abandoned for almost two decades.

How to Overcome the Populist Paradox?

To defeat populism requires coming to grips with a fundamental reality: bad economic policies no longer necessarily result in a government losing power.

In fact, it is now entirely possible that irresponsible populists may actually strengthen their chances of being re-elected by making wilder and more impossible promises - and by causing more economic damage.