The rising number of Covid-19 infections in recent days is highlighting the regional authorities’ challenges in tackling new outbreaks. However, the central government is unlikely to reimpose a nationwide lockdown anytime soon, given the existing economic pressures.… Read the rest
As expected, last Sunday’s elections in the Galicia and Basque Country regions returned resounding victories for the center-right incumbents. Despite the poor results of the Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) and Unidas Podemos, the regional polls are likely to have a limited impact on the ruling coalition, however.… Read the rest
The elections taking place this Sunday, 12 July, in the Galicia and Basque Country regions – the first to take place in the Covid-19 era – are unlikely to have a significant impact on national politics.… Read the rest
- The government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will obtain a large majority in parliament on 3 June to approve the sixth and last 15-day extension of the state of emergency.
- Absent a significant rebound in Covid-19 infections, the next signpost for the minority government will be the 2021 budget to be presented in September.
This piece provides an updated overview of the lockdown exit strategies currently being implemented by selected European governments, and the surrounding politics. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss any of the countries mentioned in more detail.… Read the rest
The Congress of Deputies (lower chamber) will vote on the fourth extension of the state of emergency – which allows the central government to effectively coordinate its lockdown exit – tomorrow, 6 May.… Read the rest