15/04/2014 2.6 million Lithuanians are being called to ballot for the first round of the presidential election on 11th May next. On 3rd March, outgoing head of State, Dalia Grybauskaite announced that she would be running for office again. She is the main favourite in the election. She won in the first round of the presidential election on 17th May 2009 and she became the first woman to occupy this post. She was designated the "best elected president" in the country's history. She may win a second mandate in the first round this time also. If none of the candidates is appointed in the first round, a second one will take place on the same day as the European elections, i.e. 25th May.
15/04/2014 Outgoing head of State Gjorgji Ivanov (Revolutionary Organisation - Democratic Party for National Unity, VMRO-DPMNE) easily came out ahead in the first round of the presidential election on 13th April in Macedonia (FYROM). He won 51.63% of the vote ahead of his main rival Stevo Pendarovski (Social Democratic Union, SDSM) who won 37.55% of the vote. Iljaz Halimi (Albanian Democratic Party, PDA-PDSh) came third with 4.49% of the vote; Zoran Pospovski (Citizens' Option for Macedonia, GROM) won 3.61% of the vote.
18/03/2014 In the third year of the award to think-tanks, which took place on 17th March 2014 at the hemicycle of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council and under the high patronage of the Chairman of the ESEC, Jean-Paul Delevoye, the Robert Schuman Foundation won the trophy for being the top European Affairs think-tank."