Israeli lawmakers have approved the first reading of a bill to dissolve the parliament (Knesset) and hold new general elections as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to form a coalition government remained deadlocked.
Finland’s center-left Social Democratic Party which narrowly won last month’s general election said it is having talks with four centrist and left-leaning parties to form a coalition government but not the populists.
Four Catalan leaders on trial over a 2017 bid to split their region from Spain said separatists should be more flexible about entering negotiations on forming the next Madrid government after a April 28 national election.
The leader of Estonian’s main center-right party, who won an election on Sunday but fell shy of a majority, said on Wednesday she would open what are likely to be tough coalition talks with the outgoing ruling center-left party.
The leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) agreed on Monday to enter talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on forming a government that could end political deadlock in Europe’s largest economy.