Wednesday

4th May 2016

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Juncker elected EPP's top candidate for commission presidency

The European People's Party at a congress in Dublin on Friday elected Jean-Claude Juncker as their lead candidate for the European Commission presidency. Out of the 629 votes cast, Juncker got 382, while his challenger, EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier, received 245. Two votes were annulled.

News in Brief

  1. German Pegida leader convicted of inciting hatred
  2. ECB expected to stop printing €500 notes
  3. Spain dissolves parliament for 26 June election
  4. Germany to legalise cannabis for medicinal use
  5. Hungary to hold migrant quota referendum by October
  6. France rejects TTIP in its current form, says Hollande
  7. New commander takes charge of US forces in Europe
  8. Spain issues arrest warrants for Russian officials

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