This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. In particular: France is NOT split into 8 constituencies (only 1 at-large) anymore, Cyprus is missing (?), etc. See User:C-Kobold/EU parliament national election systems for up-to-date information. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (February 2019) Elections to the European Parliament take place every five years by universal adult suffrage. 751 MEPs are elected to the European Parliament, which has been directly elected since 1979. No other EU institution is directly elected, with the Council of the European Union and the European Council being only indirectly legitimated through national elections. While European political parties have the right to campaign EU-wide for the European elections, campaigns still take place through national election campaigns, advertising national delegates from national parties. Apportionment The allocation … [Read more...] about Elections to the European Parliament
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Several linguistic issues have arisen in relation to the spelling of the words euro and cent in the many languages of the member states of the European Union, as well as in relation to grammar and the formation of plurals. In official documents, the name "euro" must be used for the nominative singular in all languages, though different alphabets are taken into account and plural forms and declensions are accepted. In documents other than EU legal texts, including national legislation, other spellings are accepted according to the various grammatical rules of the respective language. For European Union legislation, the spelling of the words for the currency is prescribed for each language; in the English-language version of European Union legislation the forms "euro" and "cent" are used invariantly in the singular and plural, even though this departs from usual English practice for currencies. Written conventions for the euro in the languages of EU member states … [Read more...] about Language and the euro
The Party of Socialists of Republic of Moldova (PSRM) organised on November 18th a national rally in the city centre of Chișinău. The main goal of the meeting, according to socialists, was protesting against the current government “that moves Moldova in the wrong direction.” Seems like old times Several representative populist slogans used in the past by the soviets reverberated during the rally. The most popular ones were “turning the power in the hands of masses”, “we will begin the Moldova’s liberation” and “there is still hope.” The PSRM supporters got together and, just like in other mass gatherings organised by the party, were transported to Chișinău free of charge with special designated buses. Moreover, some people were noticed by our reporters while distributing banknotes of 100 Lei (the Moldova’s national currency). In the main square, the place where protesters gathered, an atmosphere of sadness … [Read more...] about The Great Union then and now: how does the Romanian nation celebrate 100 years from the unification?
Ioana (left) and Madalina (right), two of Romania’s ‘children left behind’ Photo: Lina Vdovii When Madalina Oprisan was 13, her mother left their home in Romania to work as a cleaner in Israel. They have seen each other just four times in the 13 years since then. Madalina and her younger sister Ioana moved in with different aunts in their home town of Bacau. Madalina was timid, a mediocre pupil seen as having no chance of getting to university. She had a troubled family history – a father who rejected her and a stepfather who was violent. Madalina and her sister had all the traits to be central characters in one of the many heartbreaking media reports on “abandoned children”, those left behind by parents who quit Romania and other eastern European countries to work abroad in richer nations. Often, these stories in Romanian and foreign media have highlighted extreme cases, in which children turn to violence or even suicide. But after her mother … [Read more...] about Romania’s Resilient Generation: The Kids ‘Left Behind’ Who Get Ahead
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Rebounding from decades of repression, Romania’s capital is brimming with Italian-style cafes, museums, parks and restaurants that celebrate the country’s rich cuisine. BySusanne Fowler Nov. 8, 2018 Bucharestallegations of government corruption and working to rebound from layers of grim history, the present-day capital remains a bit rough around the edges, but offers a rich ethnic culture, a resurgent arts and crafts scene, beautiful parks and a booming night life. Friday 1) 4 p.m. A dictator’s digs Book in advance for a tour in English at the opulent Ceausescu Mansion, also known as the Spring Palace, which opened as a museum in 2016. A guide walks visitors through the villa where the head of state, Nicolae Ceausescu, and his wife, Elena, lived in relative luxury from 1965 until 2) 6 p.m. A … [Read more...] about 36 Hours in Bucharest