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It would still leave him, however, short of a parliamentary majority and he is likely to need the support of a fourth party as well. Talks could go on for weeks, maybe even for months. On average, it takes about 74 days to form a coalition here. The process of forming the next Dutch government is only just beginning.feedback
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We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which James Franey is associated, including EU, Syria, and policy. Most recently, James Franey has been quoted saying: “Prime Minister Mark Rutte will likely look towards the centre-right Christian Democrats and the pro-EU D66 party as possible coalition partners. That is because he has ruled out working with Geert Wilders.” in the article Sighs of relief in Europe at Dutch election result.
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Mar 17 2016

EU officials may seem pretty confident that they have an agreement that will be acceptable to the Turkish government but doubts remain as to whether it is compliant with international law.feedback

Feb 15 2016 - UNHCR

How do you see Europe's handling of this crisis? How would you rate how Europe has handled this?feedback

Nov 20 2015

Prosecutors have opened what they are calling an anti-terror investigation. Many details remain unclear. Police believe some gunmen may still be on the run.feedback

Nov 20 2015

Parisians are trying to return to their normal lives, but the question is what will happen when the three days of national mourning come to an end. Politicians from both the left and the right are trying to position themselves as being the toughest on terror.feedback

Nov 12 2015 - Malta

So the EU's courting of President Erdogan continues. Officials on the sidelines here are talking about a possible EU summit later this month with the Turkish leader.feedback

Nov 12 2015

Many western countries have made similar pledges to address the route causes of migration in the past, why is this different this time?feedback

Nov 12 2015 - G20

The focus now shifts to Turkey, which this weekend hosts the G20 Summit, a forum normally dedicated to economic policy. There, the EU hopes to convince the world's biggest economies that Europe's migration crisis is theirs as well.feedback

Sep 29 2015 - Russia

Why is Mr. Putin offering this so-called olive branch on Syria now?feedback

May 08 2015

David Cameron has passed the first challenge by forming a government. Now the bigger one is convincing parliamentarians to back the kind of change that he wants to bring about.feedback

May 07 2015

Another election and it looks like another parliament where no party will command a majority. If the polls are right, British voters seem deeply unsatisfied with the current political system, which has been dominated by the Conservatives and Labour for decades. The calls for reform are likely to grow ever louder once a new government is in place.feedback

May 06 2015

Please vote for me, we're not quite as ghastly as the other people.feedback

May 06 2015

A failure by Nigel Farage to win this seat in the House of Commons could come at a high personal price. The British MEP says he'll resign as party leader if he loses this contest.feedback

May 05 2015

Get the right people in. We don't want people wandering about. Turning up in the country. Having the help ( claiming benefits) and for no reason.feedback

Feb 09 2015 - Sanctions

Have there been any examples when economic sanctions have changed the foreign policy of a major power such as Russia?feedback

Dec 10 2014

With little progress made on returning failed asylum seekers to Africa, the EU is still struggling for a coherent strategy to this migration crisis. Indeed as the bloc seeks help from African nations as well as Turkey, it seems the only strategy that Europe has, is to make it somebody elses' problem.feedback

Dec 03 2014 - Al-Qaeda

There are a number of key questions still to be asked of the US-led strategy against ISIL. What future for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? Where does it leave the other opposition forces fighting against him? And can military force really destroy a jihadist ideology? It's the strategy that the US and its allies have been using in the fight against al Qaeda for well over a decade.feedback

Sep 19 2014 - Scottish independence

The yes campaign may have failed this time, but with so many Scots voting to split from the United Kingdom the Westminster elites can no longer ignore their voices. That's why the three main parties will be setting out more proposals to grant Scotland greater autonomy over the coming months.feedback

Sep 05 2014 - Russia

There've been so many false dawns in this conflict before. The decision for President Poroshenko is whether he thinks Mr Putin is sincere about brokering an end to this conflict or merely protecting Russian interests.feedback

Sep 04 2014

There is a broad consensus her that military strikes alone won't be enough to tackle the Islamic State. Obama and Cameron will need to seek support from those in the region. But, some say they won't solve the problem without the backing of Iran, and seeking support from Syria's President Assad.feedback

Jul 23 2014

Well to answer your question, really the people of Eindhoven have been trying to get back to normality already. As I said there have been those services in churches, in schools and offices across the country and that's the way the Dutch people are trying to deal with this terrible tragedy.feedback

Jul 23 2014 - Malaysia

We were walking around Eindhoven this morning speaking to locals and to sum up the mood it really was a mix of grief, anger and disbelief. A lot of people were asking themselves how this could happen to Dutch citizens? Many of them had just broken up from school, from university, were taking their annual vacation on their way to Malaysia and further afield. Really a lot of anger not just on the streets of Eindhoven but across the Netherlands. You will have seen the massive floral tributes at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam that have been amassed over the past few days.feedback

Jun 11 2014 - Starbucks

If the Commission finds that these three member states have indeed broken the rules, the companies involved could be asked to pay back any 'lost' revenues.feedback

May 28 2014 - European Parliament

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was less than enthusiastic when she was asked to endorse the former PM of Luxembourg to take over at the EU executive. If leaders and the European Parliament can't strike a compromise deal over the next few weeks, it could spell the start of a bitter row here in Brussels…at a time when voters are urging governments to do more to fix the economy.feedback

May 07 2014

Nigel Farage, thank you very much for being here on euronews. First of all, what kind of party is UKIP and who do they appeal to?feedback

Apr 22 2014 - Manchester United

Supporters of David Moyes said he needed time to turn it around. But English football is a very different sport from all those years ago. Money and commercial success mean everything. The club's failure to qualify for next season's Champion League will cost it some 50 million euros.feedback

Mar 26 2014 - Ukraine Crisis

It is interesting that Ukraine is going to be a key foreign policy issue for Obama over the coming months. Could we say that this rebalancing, or pivot, to Asia…whatever you want to call it…is going to have to be radically reviewed – that in fact Europe's borders are again going to be the centre of American foreign policy, going forward?feedback

Mar 25 2014 - Nuclear weapons

First, it is not legally binding, relying on the goodwill of all the nations involved. And another key question is just how far-reaching the deal is when Russia, the country with the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world, has refused to sign up.feedback

Mar 25 2014 - Crimea

In 2009 it was the US President who said he wanted a reset in relations with Russia. Now the very same man has led calls here to suspend Russia from the G8. A new Cold War? Well maybe not. But amid all the US talk of pivots to Asia, it is clear that Europe's borders have once again become the epicentre of global geopolitics.feedback

Feb 20 2014 - Sanctions

It seems like such a long time ago that protesters were descending onto Maidan square in Kiev waving EU flags, but since then the bloc has struggled to remain relevant and able to influence events in its own backyard. And even if EU foreign ministers decide that sanctions are the next step to solve this crisis, for most of the demonstrators it will be too little too late.feedback

Sep 05 2013 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

However German Chancellor Angela Merkel has staked a lot of political capital on getting a deal on shadow banking – what's that? Basically financial institutions that lend in the same way that banks do, but operate outside the traditional banking regulations. So, the argument goes that we need to tighten up regulations on the shadow banks to avoid a repeat of the easy credit crisis of 2007/8. Now what we're hearing from EU officials is that there's likely to be little in the way of an agreement on that, all pointing towards a defeat for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.feedback

Sep 05 2013 - OECD

Well, officials have already admitted on the sidelines of this summit that there will be an agreement on tax evasion and tax avoidance. It will endorse an early accord struck by G20 Finance Ministers in Moscow in July. The idea is two things really – an automatic exchange of information, which one OECD official described as the end of banking secrecy – and then having the OECD provides oversight so that companies can't shift profits around.feedback

Sep 05 2013 - G20

It's going to be a very lonely place for US President Barack Obama in the Palace behind me as he holds talks on the issue with other G20 leaders. The reason being that even traditional allies, the European Union, the European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, has come out and said very clearly that there is no military solution to the Syrian crisis, and that any military intervention should go through the Security Council.feedback

Jul 23 2013

The Times' welcomes the future king, with the headline 'A Prince is Born' and provides a special royal supplement. It is only really 'The Independent' newspaper which dares to be different. It goes with the headline 'Cameron Retreats in War on Internet Porn', obviously with one eye on the general election and the picture of course outside Buckingham Palace.feedback

Jul 22 2013

As the news of the royal baby's arrival filtered down, the crowd behind me erupted in celebration. William and Catherine's son is the third in line to the British throne and he will take the title His Royal Highness, the Prince of Cambridge.feedback

Jun 17 2013

G8 members have an ambitious agenda over the next two days. But the world is a very different place to when this club was created. Can these eight leaders really deliver on promises they are about to make, when emerging superpowers such as China and India aren't even sitting at the table?feedback

Feb 19 2013

A decade ago an Italian gang broke into a diamond centre in Antwerp, acting on what turned out to be inside information. The ringleader of that gang was an employee. Many traders here in Antwerp's Diamond Quarter say the Brussels heist was carried out with such precision that they believe that too was an inside job.feedback

Feb 04 2013

But you just jailed some opposition journalists….feedback

Feb 04 2013

Does freedom of expression exist in Iran?feedback

Feb 04 2013

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, thank you very much for being with us here on euronews. Iran and Syria say they are going to respond to the reported Israeli air strike on a Syrian weapons base. Is that true?feedback

Nov 30 2012 - Israel

The Palestinians say they have been waiting since 1947 to have some kind of recognition of statehood. What is Israel scared of in opposing this move?feedback

Nov 27 2012 - Greece

Greece will get its next slice of bailout cash in three instalments, but only if it ploughs on with agreed reforms. In particular the troika of international lenders wants to see changes to the Greek tax system if that money is to be released.feedback

Nov 05 2012

Stefan, can you give us an idea of what the mood is like inside the Obama camp?feedback

Nov 01 2012

Professor Kupchan, just a few weeks ago, most pundits were writing off any chance of Mitt Romney winning the White House. How has he staged such a dramatic comeback in such a short time?feedback

Aug 30 2011 - Libya

What are the big challenges the National Transitional Council (NTC) have to face?feedback

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