Tuesday

16th Jan 2018

Ticker

Socialist Austrian Chancellor favours Juncker for commission presidency

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, a Socialist, has spoken out in favour of centre-right Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next EU commission president, reports Der Standard. "The will of the voters is clear and should be taken seriously," said Faymann, after the centre-right EPP won the most seats in the EP vote.

Analysis

Macron's Chinese 'game of influence'

On his recent visit to China, the French president tried to take advantage of Beijing's 'divide and rule' EU approach and become the country's main interlocutor with Europe - while also calling for more EU coordination.

Opinion

EU's 'old men' must pressure on Poland on abortion rights

Despite fresh crackdowns on Poland's already restrictive abortion laws, EU commission president Juncker did not raise the issue with the new Polish PM Morawiecki - perhaps because it was an all-male event?

Bulgaria's corruption problem mars EU presidency start

A dispute between the government and the president over an anti-corruption law has put the spotlight on one of the Bulgaria's main problems - just as it is trying to showcase its economic and social progress.

News in Brief

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  8. Portugal opposition elects new leader

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