Friday

22nd Sep 2017

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Slovakia's Social Democrats tipped to win

Unofficial results suggest Slovakia's ruling Social Democrats have won the EP vote with 25%, albeit with one less MEP. Seven other mainly centre-right parties appear to have won seats including two each to the Christian democrats and SDKU-DS, but none to an extremist party. Turnout reportedly fell to some 13%.

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The Merkelisation of Europe

Angela Merkel, the EU's most powerful leader, is running for a fourth time in Germany's election on Sunday. But what has changed in Europe over the 12 years of her chancellorship?

Barnier: UK risks undermining trust in Brexit talks

A day before UK PM Theresa May sets out her Brexit strategy in Florence, top EU negotiator Michel Barnier told lawmakers in Rome: there can be no transitional deal for the UK without a withdrawal agreement.

EU 'embarrassed' by Catalan 'taboo'

Faced with the growing tension between the Spanish and Catalan governments, the member states and EU institutions would prefer not to get involved.

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