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27th Aug 2016

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Schulz to lead Socialist group in Commission negotiations

Commission president candidate Martin Schulz will become the acting leader of the Socialist MEPs, it was revealed Tuesday. The move means Schulz will lead negotiations with EPP Spitzenkandidat Jean-Claude Juncker in the race for the Commission presidency. Schulz led the Socialists, which won 186 MEPs in Sunday's election, between 2004-2012.

News in Brief

  1. Hungary plans to reinforce border fence against migrants
  2. France's highest court suspends burkini ban
  3. Greeks paid €1bn more in taxes in June
  4. Greek minister denounces EU letter on former statistics chief
  5. Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row
  6. Merkel becomes digital resident of Estonia
  7. Report: VW will compensate US dealers with €1bln
  8. EU mulls making Google pay news media for content

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