Eurosphere agenda: Austria elections disrupts the global right-wing tide, While Italy referendum vote leads to Renzi’s resignation…

Newly-elected Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen promises to be “pro-European” and open-minded.
Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer’s loss to Green-backed Alexander Van der Bellen sent relief across Europe, but his party is still in a good position to head a government in the future.
Austrian voters have resoundingly rejected anti-immigration and eurosceptic Norbert Hofer’s bid to become the European Union’s first far-right president, a result greeted with relief from centrist politicians across the continent.
Far-right Norbert Hofer loses to environmentalist Alexander Van der Bellen in Austria’s presidential election.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he will resign after losing a key referendum on constitutional reform, plunging the country in a political turmoil and the EU in further uncertainty.
Italians vote to decide if reforms will be carried out to reduce role of the Senate and cut back on provincial powers.
Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns after admitting defeat in a constitutional referendum.

Twitter Calendar for 2016. Photographs by Zvonko Plavevski and Dimitar Petrovski, published under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

The new charity nude calendar, featuring artistic photos of Macedonian Twitter users, was launched in Skopje on December 1, 2016 as part of a festival raising awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention.

Euro wobbles after Italian referendum

The euro falls sharply against the dollar after the Italian prime minister announces his resignation.
A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old female student in Germany, police and prosecutors said. The victim is reportedly the daughter of a EU Commission official.
The Sinterklaas festival in the Netherlands is hoping to avoid controversy with a new look for “Black Pete”.

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