French Parties Seek to Capitalize on Hollande’s Troubles as Presidential Election Nears

With more than 3.2 million ballots counted in France’s November 20 presidential primary, former president Nicolas Sarkozy accepted defeat. He acknowledged that he did not win over the majority of voters and respects the outcome of the elections, he said in a speech at his campaign headquarters in Paris.

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Internal Euroscepticism Threatens the EU

The European Union is often touted as the exemplar in international cooperation, but the Union is facing a number of grave threats that could ultimately tear it apart, from disputes over Ukrainian and Turkish membership to continued economic collapse in the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain) states. Yet, the greatest adversary the EU must face is an enemy from within the gates: the growing number of Eurosceptics.

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Following Divisive Election and Alleged Coup Plots Montenegrin PM Steps Down, Citing Foreign Interference

Montenegro’s long serving Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic has stepped down as head of the nation’s government amidst claims of foreign interference in the country’s elections. Djukanovic’s announcement comes amid heightened tensions within the country following his Democratic Party of Socialists’ first place finish in the parliamentary election.

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