Macron hints at ‘political attacks’ amid probe into campaign funding

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday he believes he is not “at the heart of the investigation” into the role played by consultancy firms in his 2017 and 2022 presidential campaigns. Macron hinted at “political attacks,” in his first public reaction to revelations Thursday that French prosecutors were…

Bulgaria’s centre-right GERB party ahead in election, but coalition outlook uncertain

Issued on: 03/10/2022 – 02:45 Bulgaria’s GERB party of ex-Prime Minister Boyko Borissov looked set for a narrow win in Sunday’s election, the fourth in less two years, as voters sought predictability from a former leader amid steep inflation and the war in Ukraine. Exit polls by Gallup International and Alpha Research showed the centre-right GERB with…

Sun, sand and votes: Italy sweats over summer election campaign

Press play to listen to this article TUSCANY — Spending the whole of August at the coast is practically an Italian birth-right. But following the surprise collapse of Mario Draghi’s government in July, Italy is holding autumn elections for the first time in more than 100 years — leaving politicians with precious…