Monday

24th Apr 2017

Ticker

Italy's Beppe Grillo and Schulz trade insults

Beppe Grillo of Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement compared EP President Schulz to a Nazi comic book character after Schulz likened Grillo to a Stalin or a Hugo Chavez, reports AFP. Grillo called Schulz a "krapo", a play on the words "kapo" and "crapun", once used to refer to Mussolini.

Agenda

Brexit summit, Turkey and Hungary dominate EU This WEEK

European leaders will adopt their negotiating position on the Brexit summit on Saturday, whereas the situation of Hungary's democracy and post-referendum Turkey will be under scrutiny in the EU this week.

Russia threat triggers European military spending hike

Russia's annexation of Crimea in Ukraine has intensified military and defence spending throughout much of Central Europe, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Voters 'change face' of French politics

Newcomer Macron and far-right leader Le Pen qualified for the presidential election run-off in a vote that pushed aside the two main traditional parties.

Analysis

France holds nail-biting 'anti-system' vote

Tactical votes could still bring down either of the two favourites in France on Sunday in a nervous election seen as crucial for the future of the EU.

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